Credit Star Carter-Vickers is “open” to extending her stay with Cherries
CAMERON Carter-Vickers announced that he would be “open” to staying with Cherries longer but insisted that it be checked at the end of the season.
The strong center-back, on loan to Tottenham’s Dorset Club, scored his first goal for Jonathan Woodgate’s side in a 2-1 win at Bristol City on Wednesday.
It ended a couple of resurrecting weeks for the 23-year-old who has played every minute since Woodgate took over Jason Tindall at Vitality Stadium last month.
Carter-Vickers had been on loan for players including Sheffield United, Ipswich, Swansea, Stoke and Luton prior to his last arrival at Cherries.
He was plagued by an ankle injury under Tindall at the beginning of the campaign before becoming a key figure on Woodgate’s defense.
The center-back assesses his time at Cherries so far, telling the Daily Echo: “I’ve enjoyed it. In the first half of the season when I didn’t play, I was obviously injured and it was difficult for me personally.
“But all the guys and the staff were great with me even then.
“Coming to the team now and have a number of games under your belt is good. I enjoy my football and it’s going well. ”
Carter-Vickers came through the youth at Spurs after coming under 10 on the North London team.
He has made four senior appearances for his parent club and has one more season in his Premier League contract.
When asked if Cherries was somewhere he’d like to stay for the long term, the US international replied, “Yeah, I think that’s a question I need to dig a little deeper into at the end of the game season.
“But it’s definitely something that I’m open to and that I would definitely strive for at the end of the season.
“But the most important thing now is to get to the end of the season and then really take it.”
Carter-Vickers was right at Ashton Gate. The ball ricocheted off his bum to win the game for Cherries against the Robins – after a Philip Billing header on the post.
It was only his second goal for the senior team, the other came in September 2017 for Sheffield United at Bolton.
The defense attorney said, “I knew it hit me – to be fair, I wasn’t sure what happened! I haven’t seen it again, but I knew it hit me at some point and ended up in the back of the net.
“Every game in this league is difficult and sometimes it gets like you just push and push and fight to get the goal you need.
“Of course, when it comes down to it, it’s massive. It was a tough game, but getting across the line was important.
“We want to keep winning games, staying in the play-off positions and doing the best we can.
“We just want to take one game at a time and try to win every game we go in.”