Either way, Scott Parker may be looking at bringing some younger players through as he has done this season. The Cherries have a solid squad right now and did invest heavily in the winter window but some of their brightest names have been their younger stars.
The youth at the club will continue to come through too – and the side may have their eyes on including and incorporating a few more reserve team players into their first-team fold next season.
With that in mind then, here are two players who they could use more next season.
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The 19-year-old has only ever managed two league appearances for Bournemouth in his career so far but both have those have added up to extremely limited minutes.
Instead, he has had to switch over to Burton on loan during this campaign to get more regular action. He’s managed it so far, with 17 league outings since the move to the Brewers, six of which have been starts.
The youngster hasn’t looked too out of place and the added experience he has got from playing in the third tier will benefit him in the long run. He’s looked creative and exciting – he just hasn’t managed to add much of an end product to his game yet.
A loan move might be more sensible but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him tested in pre-season and then perhaps used more in rotation next season.
Hill isn’t an unknown name in the football world – he’s played frequently for Fleetwood over the last two seasons – but he’s yet to really establish himself with Bournemouth since the move.
The Cherries though would certainly be expected to utilise him a lot more in the next campaign. With a full pre-season under his belt and some time with manager Scott Parker on the training field, he will likely get up to scratch and feature a lot more.
Since joining the club, he has managed just the one league appearance. The 20-year-old though has shown flashes of his brilliance with Fleetwood and he should be able to manage the step up when he is trusted.
Next season, he will at least be thrown into the rotation more in the squad.