Wiggins is relishing his fresh start with Cherries
Norwich City's on-loan defender Rhoys Wiggins aims to get his career back on track with a second stint at League Two promotion-chasers Bournemouth. The 22-year-old made his first Football League start of the season in the Cherries' 2-1 weekend away win at Crewe after completing his short-term switch from Carrow Road.
Norwich City's on-loan defender Rhoys Wiggins aims to get his career back on track with a second stint at League Two promotion-chasers Bournemouth.
The 22-year-old made his first Football League start of the season in the Cherries' 2-1 weekend away win at Crewe after completing his short-term switch from Carrow Road. Wiggins opted to move to Dean Court on an emergency loan deal, having failed to force his way into Paul Lambert's senior plans this season.
The ex-Crystal Palace defender had a successful spell on the south coast last year and admitted he was keen to make a permanent switch before Bournemouth were hit with a transfer embargo.
'I really enjoyed my first spell here and spoke to Eddie (Howe) quite a few times during the summer about staying,' said Wiggins.
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'Bournemouth were definitely at the top end of my list but it was difficult for them. Norwich then came in for me so I decided to go there.
'I've spoken to a few of the lads here and I know the embargo is frustrating for them as well. But they are all digging in even though a lot of them are playing out of position.
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'The embargo is having an effect on people but they are dealing with it and getting results so you can't argue.'
Wiggins is confident Bournemouth can maintain their impressive League Two promotion push after last season's successful battle to beat the drop.
'Considering they haven't been able to strengthen their squad, they have done ever so well this season,' he said.
'Hopefully, I can play a part in helping them finish in one of the promotion places. I enjoyed the first training session and it was nice to be among the lads again. They are doing well so it will be nice to be a part of it.
'I have been following their results this season and it's been good to see my friends doing so well.
'Brett (Pitman) has continued from where he left off and has kept scoring goals. We were 10 points adrift when I arrived last season and it was a brilliant achievement to stay up. The team were magnificent and, hopefully, we can achieve something again this season.'
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The 21-year-old was on loan at Norwich last season, but never featured for the Canaries' first team.