Federici ruled out for season

Adam Federici. Photo: GETTY IMAGES
Adam Federici. Photo: GETTY IMAGES

BOURNEMOUTH and Australia goalkeeper Adam Federici has been ruled out for the rest of the season following surgery on damaged knee cartilage.

Federici, from Huskisson, who has made five appearances for the Cherries this term, suffered the injury in training.

"It's a real blow for us to lose Adam," said manager Eddie Howe, whose team host Manchester City on Monday.

"But knowing his character, he will dig deep and work hard to get back to fitness."