Kenwyne Jones keen to help Bournemouth promotion push

Kenwyne Jones
Kenwyne Jones has joined Bournemouth for the final seven games of the Championship season

Bournemouth's new signing Kenwyne Jones is keen to help the Cherries make history and get over the line in the Championship promotion race.

The 30-year-old striker has joined Eddie Howe's side on loan from Cardiff City until the end of the season.

Bournemouth, who have never played in the top flight, are top of the table.

"They are almost at the tipping point, it's just being here to get them over the top and finish the job," he told BBC Radio Solent.

"I'm here for a short period of time and I'll do my best to try and get the team over the line."

Promotion to the Premier League would complete a remarkable turnaround for the Cherries, who narrowly avoided dropping out of the Football League in 2009.

Journeyman Jones
Kenwyne Jones has scored 81 goals in 318 appearances in English football.
Bournemouth is his seventh club in 11 years and his third Championship loan spell.

Jones scored 13 goals in 36 appearances for Cardiff before swapping the Championship's mid-table comfort for the tight title run-in.

He continued: "It's strange - you're in that mindset where you're not really playing for anything and now you have to change your mindset into pushing for promotion."

The Trinidad & Tobago forward is likely to make his Bournemouth debut when they take on play-off contenders Ipswich at Portman Road on Friday.

"I don't think there is any point in me coming here to watch," he added. "The team has been doing well and I'll try to lend my experience to that."

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