AFC Bournemouth defender Jack Simpson says he is keen to ‘push on’ and feature in more Premier League matches before the end of the season.

The Bournemouth Echo report that Simpson made just his second top-flight appearance in Saturday’s defeat to defending champions Manchester City.

The 22-year-old played as part of a back three with Nathan Ake and January signing Chris Mepham as the Cherries narrowly lost out to Pep Guardiola’s men, with Riyad Mahrez scoring the only goal of the match.

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His only other Premier League outing came against the Citizens in December 2017, although he has featured regularly in the domestic cups this term.

The centre-back has been with the Cherries since the age of 10, and last year signed a new deal keeping him at the club until at least next summer.

Simpson clearly sees his future on the South Coast and said he was happy with his performance against City’s squad of world-class players.

He said:

I’d love to be the future of the club. But there is still a lot of hard work, preparation and training to be done and I still need to work on things. Hopefully, I can push on and become a regular. I want to play in the Premier League as much as possible but we will have to wait and see what happens between now and the end of the season. I was pleased with my performance against Manchester City and I’d like to think I showed I am more than ready to play in the Premier League.

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