Bournemouth midfielder Marc Pugh dismisses contract criticism

Marc Pugh
Pugh has notched 22 goals for Bournemouth since joining from Hereford

Bournemouth midfielder Marc Pugh says he has got no problems with the League One club, despite stalling on a new contract extension.

In December 24-year-old Pugh was offered a new three-and-a-half-year deal to stay at Bournemouth until 2015.

And whilst he accepts some fans may doubt his loyalty, he insists there are no issues behind the scenes, as he takes his time committing his future.

"People can make of it what they want," Pugh told BBC Radio Solent.

Pugh has been one of the Cherries' best performers over the last 18 months and has notched nine goals from 31 appearances this campaign.

And he says the criticism directed towards him will not affect his performances for the club.

"As a professional footballer you are going to have to take criticism of everyone," he added.

"The club have been great to me, I've loved my time here.

"I've got 18 months left on my contract and I'm doing my talking on the pitch and hopefully I can carry on doing that."

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