Howe calls on McQuoid

Last updated : 20 January 2012 By Tony Scholes

McQuoid is well known to Clarets' boss Eddie Howe, having sold him to Millwall just prior to leaving Bournemouth himself to come to Turf Moor. That followed a one month loan at the Den.

McQuoid, now 22, made his Bournemouth debut in March 2007 in a 2-0 win against Doncaster, coming on as a substitute for Brett Pitman. The first of his thirteen goals for Bournemouth was in a 4-0 win against Port Vale in May 2010 with the remaining goals all coming in the first half of the 2010/11 season and that includes hat tricks in successive games against Tranmere and Walsall in November 2010.

Since joining Millwall, he's made only 16 league appearances, with half of them starts and half of them substitute appearances. HIs only goal, to date, was, like his Bournemouth opener, in a 4-0 win. That was against Preston in April last season when he scored the second against the set to be relegated Lancashire club.

McQuoid, although Southampton born, has also made five appearances for Northern Ireland at full international level.

On completing the deal, Howe said: "From last week we have lost three players in Sam, Junior and Pato, three attacking options for us. We felt we needed to bring one in. I thought that was vitally important and one really that played a various number of positions. I think that was crucial to us, which is why Josh became so attractive."

"He is a very talented young player who did really well for me at Bournemouth and scored a lot of goals and deservedly got a move to our level. I'm delighted to have him with us.

"He's a versatile type of forward. He can play anywhere across the front line and he can play wide as well, which adds to his attractiveness for us. He's quick, athletic and he's got a good attitude as well, so I hope he will do well for us."

McQuoid will wear the number 19 vacated by Vokes.