Tubbs: It's great to be back

Tubbs: Scored on his debut

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New Bournemouth striker Matt Tubbs has expressed his relief and delight after scoring on his debut against strugglers Exeter.

Tubbs joined from Crawley in the January transfer window for a club-record fee and was given an immediate debut by boss Lee Bradbury. His faith was repaid after 71 minutes as his new recruit opened the scoring and later went on to set-up substitute Scott Malone for a second goal to top off an impressive first game.

"On your debut you want to try and get your first goal as quickly as you can and I was lucky enough to get mine tonight (Tuesday)," Tubbs told BBC Radio Solent.

"It was great to be back. This is my home-town club and the one I supported as a kid. The standing ovation at the end was nice."

The move has seen Tubbs reunited with Wes Thomas, a striker he played with at Crawley, and Tubbs is excited to be working as a pair again.

"Wes is a good friend of mine. He works his socks off and hit the bar and was unlucky," he added.