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Uncertain future for Surman

Andrew Surman will wait until the summer before making a decision on his future, as he sees out a loan spell at Bournemouth.

The midfielder is enjoying his time with the Cherries, with a return to the Sky Bet Championship offering him regular football in a competitive side still pushing for a play-off place.

He was allowed to head out on a season-long agreement after being deemed surplus to requirements at parent club Norwich City.

A change in management at Carrow Road, and with a year still to run on his current contract, means there could still be a part for Surman to play with the Canaries, but the 27-year-old midfielder admits he is unsure as to where he will be plying his trade in 2014/15.

He told the Bournemouth Echo: "I am not exactly sure, if I am being honest. I think it is something which is going to have to wait until the summer.

"I am fully focused on what is happening here at the moment. We have five games left and I am concentrating my efforts on those.

"I know I am not going back to Norwich between now and the end of the season so I want to see out the season here, do as well as I can and then assess the situation in the summer.

"I've got a year left at Norwich so a lot will depend on what happens there. I will discuss my options at the end of the season and see what happens."

Surman, who claims he would be open to joining Bournemouth on a permanent basis, added on the decisions being taken at Norwich as they scrap for Premier League survival: "I was shocked at Chris Hughton's sacking.

"I know the recent run of results hasn't been great but, with five games to go, I didn't really see it coming. But the board and everyone behind the scenes must have had their reasons for doing it.

"From my point of view, I would like to wish him all the best for the future. Although I haven't been there this season, he is a decent manager and, unfortunately, things didn't work out.

"I don't know what the feeling has been around the place and the board has decided to let him go and push for the last five games with someone else."