By Ben Dinnery

16th Jun, 2022 | 3:01pm

Expert: Bournemouth lining up multiple new hires after behind-the-scenes update

Bournemouth are likely lining up multiple new staff hires to meet the criteria for Category Two academy status.

That is the view of injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in data analysis.

As relayed by Training Ground Guru last Thursday (9 June), Bournemouth have begun initial work on a revamp of their training complex.

It is expected that the makeover will allow the newly-promoted Cherries to gain Category Two status.

Dinnery explained what the redevelopment will mean for the day-to-day at Canford Magna.

“It’s very much reflective of where the club sees itself,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.

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“Brentford closed their Category Two about six years ago and that was questioned by a lot of people. That could be seen as short-sighted.

“Clubs are in a position where it needs to be financially viable. It might come down to the numbers on a spreadsheet.

“Moving from Category Three to Two comes with its own hurdles, not just in terms of the facilities but in terms of the staff.

“In Category One, for example, you need something like 29 roles to fill. That doesn’t necessarily mean you need 29 staff members. Some are combined roles.

“But ultimately you’re creating an environment where you’re able to address the needs of players. That includes a more holistic approach and looking after the well-being of young players.

“You might also need psychologists and a certain number of nutritionists. It’s about having these strategies in place for life outside those 90 minutes.

“It reflects really well on the club if there is a wider understanding of the demands put on players these days.”

In other news, Bournemouth in advanced talks to sign Ryan Fredericks from West Ham.