Alex Scott’s Bournemouth debut delayed as serious Bristol City injury emerges

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AFC Bournemouth are to be without new signing Alex Scott for a ‘couple of months’ following his move from Bristol City.

Scott completed a £25m move to the Vitality Stadium on Thursday, but Cherries fans will have to wait until he makes his debut. He suffered an injury in the build-up to City’s Championship opener with Preston, and now the extent of his injury has been revealed.

A knee injury he picked up earlier this month was analysed by Bournemouth’s medical team and is worse than first thought. Scans have revealed that he will be out for the next few months, which will postpone his dream of making his Premier League debut.

“It’s a great signing for the club,” said Scott’s new boss Andoni Iraola in an interview with the Bournemouth Echo.

“I think he’s a great kid.

“The first impression when we talked to him was really nice.

“Unfortunately, he will be out for the start of the season - probably first couple of months.

“He will have to take these weeks to settle in, to know more about the team, to know more the teammates, and to prepare and help us further in the season.

“But I think it’s a player with his age, with the season he had past season in the Championship, that he can help us a lot.”

Scott did pass a medical, which is always under the discretion of the buying club, and did not need to be currently fit to pass it. His injury however would have meant that had Bournemouth not signed him, then City would have had both Tommy Conway and Scott on the sidelines for a considerable period.

The 19-year-old said his goodbyes on social media to Robins supporters yesterday, along with his family who expressed their gratitude to City for his time spent at the club. In the three-and-a-half-years Scott had as a player at Ashton Gate, he made 91 appearances and got six goals, as well as seven assists.