KIEFFER Moore has revealed that Cherries legend Brett Pitman served as ‘inspiration’ during their shared time at Ipswich Town, with the Welsh international sharing that he was in awe of the Jersey-born striker’s ‘seamless’ finishing.
Current Cherries star Moore playing alongside Pitman at Portman Road during the 2016-17 season, with the Welshman largely restricted to substitute appearances off the bench.
In total, the pair shared a pitch for 44 minutes, playing in two games together. The Daily Echo understands that Pitman has recently returned to the club, working alongside Shaun Cooper’s coaching staff in the development squad.
In an episode of Cherries’ official club podcast, Moore detailed the highs and lows of his career to date, from earning his way up the pyramid whilst working in a sweet-shop, to his bizarre potential move to China.
Detailing his time with the Tractor Boys and Pitman, the 30-year-old shared on the podcast: “It was really eye-opening when I went to Ipswich, I felt like it was a calibre above what I had been at that point, what I had seen.
“It was only really in training and the drills that I could really see that these players were the real deal.
“Like, when I first watched Brett in the finishing drills, it was always goal after goal, the technique was always there. He’s a very good, natural finisher, it seemed like it was seamless for him.
“I took inspiration from that, ‘how can I get myself to that point of where I looked like that, and I was that competent in front of goal’.
“I’ve said it before, he’s a very good finisher.”
The full near hour-long chat in which Moore also relives his famous strike against Nottingham Forest and his Premier League debut can be found on Cherries’ official website, afcb.co.uk.
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