Symes ready to commit

Symes: Ready for new deal

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Bournemouth striker Michael Symes is ready to extend his contract after revealing he failed to sign a new deal last summer.

Symes, who joined the Cherries from Accrington in June 2010, is out of contract at the end of this campaign but could not settle on terms with the club over the close-season.

However, with new co-owner Maxim Demin adding extra cash to Bournemouth's coffers, the 28-year-old is ready to convince manager Lee Bradbury and the rest of the coaching staff in Dorset that he is deserving of a new deal.

He told the Bournemouth Echo: "I didn't think it was the right deal at the time (in the summer) so I didn't sign. But I love it here and want to get in the team, score as many goals as possible and, hopefully, there will be a new contract on the table.

"The contracts being offered in the summer were nowhere near as good as the ones now. If they had been I probably would have signed there and then.

"With me not playing regularly at the moment, I am not in a strong position to demand anything so, when I play, I have got to try to do my best and see if I can earn a better offer."