Bournemouth agree loan deal for Derby's Miles Addison

Miles Addison

Bournemouth have signed Derby County utility player Miles Addison on loan for the rest of the season.

The Cherries are short of defenders after Steve Cook injured an ankle in training last week, while Adam Barrett is still returning to full fitness.

Former England Under-21 international Addison, now 23, has spent much of this season on loan at Barnsley

"He is a player I have admired for a while, so we are delighted," manager Lee Bradbury told BBC Radio Solent.

"He can play centre half or centre midfielder and is a big strong lad who likes a tackle.

"He is a danger at set plays and is good on the ball also. We only have one fit centre-half at the club so it is a really positive signing for us. He just wants to play football and we are delighted to have him here."

Explaining the need for extra cover in the squad, Bradbury added: "Steven Cook went over on his ankle in training and we are awaiting the scan on that.

"Adam Barrett will be a few weeks away so I need someone to come in and play alongside Stephan Zubar."

Addison made 13 appearances for Barnsley while at loan at the Championship club.