Tommy Widdrington says he is delighted to have secured the services of goalkeeper Jordan Holmes on loan from Premier League AFC Bournemouth.

The National League south side have signed the Australian on loan for the remainder of the season after losing first choice Charlie Horlock to a serious foot injury.

Borough boss Widdrington said: “I am delighted I have such a good relationship with Bournemouth and under-23 and first team level which had helped us to arrange a loan deal for a very, very good young goalkeeper.

“It’s no secret we have needed to get another goalkeeper because of Charlie’s injury. It’s a shame for Charlie but I am delighted to get Jordan until the end of the season.”

Horlock is out for at least another six weeks with a foot injury and Holmes is highly rated at the Cherries, who have him on a contract until June 2018.

Holmes was rewarded with his first pro contract by Cherries when he was just 12 months into a two-year scholarship.

He played in a friendly against AC Milan, has travelled with Eddie Howe’s first-team squad on trips to Liverpool and Chelsea, as well as being named on the bench for the final game of last season against Manchester United.

Borough had already secured young Portsmouth playmaker Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain for the rest of the season