Cooper signs on at Cherries
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bournemouth defender Shaun Cooper has signed an 18-month contract
Bournemouth defender Shaun Cooper has signed an 18-month contract after impressing for the League One side this season.
The 22-year-old has made 24 appearances for The Cherries after initially being signed on a short-term basis in the summer following the player's release from Premiership Portsmouth.
Manager Sean O'Driscoll has hailed the potential of Cooper and is delighted to secure the player's immediate future.
"I've known Shaun since he was in the School of Excellence here when I was involved in the youth team," said O'Driscoll.
"He's always had great technical ability and I'm naturally pleased he's started to fulfill his potential as a player.
"He still has bigger and better things to achieve and work on but I'm delighted he's decided to sign for another 18 months with us.
"It's the best move for him and if he continues his development the way he has been, we'll end up with a very talented player."