'Key part of club's promotion' - Mark Travers pens fresh five-year contract at Cherries

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Mark Travers has signed a new contract (Picture: AFC Bournemouth)
Mark Travers has signed a new contract (Picture: AFC Bournemouth)

MARK Travers has committed his long-term future to Cherries, penning a fresh five-year contract.

The 23-year-old excelled last season in his first campaign as the club's undisputed number one stopper.

Travers won the Championship's Golden Glove award, keeping 20 clean sheets in the second tier from his 45 appearances.

His performances also saw him win a host of end-of-season awards as Cherries secured promotion to the Premier League. They included the Daily Echo-Micky Cave Player of the Year as well as the official club's Player of the Season trophy.

The Maynooth-born talent first arrived at Cherries in 2016, and signed a long-term deal in the summer of 2019, shortly after his eye-catching debut against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

His performances have now been rewarded with another extension, having shown his ability to be Cherries' first-choice keeper, after waiting patiently behind Aaron Ramsdale and Asmir Begovic in the two previous years.

The Republic of Ireland international has now racked up 55 appearances for Cherries and is now tied down until the summer of 2027.

Discussing the new deal for Travers, chief executive Neill Blake told the club's website: “We are delighted to secure Mark’s services on a long-term contract.

“Last season he was a key part of the club’s promotion to the Premier League and has continued his impressive growth and development.

“As a club, we’re pleased to provide a pathway for our academy players and Mark is a great example of not only the high standard of coaching across the club but of him having the mentality to take his opportunities when they’ve arisen.

“Hopefully Mark can continue to flourish and keep up his impressive progression in the Premier League.”

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