Bournemouth chairman Eddie Mitchell has confirmed the Football League have given the club permission to sign a new player this week.

Mitchell, who has reduced the Cherries' outstanding debt from around £1.5m to £1.3m, says manager Eddie Howe can bring in an emergency loan or non-contract player to strengthen his injury-ravaged squad.

He told the Bournemouth Echo: "The extra player we want to get in this week will help, but the league certainly make you dot the Is and cross the Ts to even get that far. We've had to send medical records to the league to prove we are genuinely in this situation and not pulling a fast one."

The Cherries have already recruited winger Anthony Edgar, who impressed on his debut at Port Vale on Saturday, on a one-month loan deal from West Ham.

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