PORTLAND-born Brennan Camp has signed his first professional contract with AFC Bournemouth.

Camp, 18, enjoyed loan spells at seventh-tier level with Poole Town, Dorchester Town and Weymouth and also made his debut for Scotland Under-19s, qualifying for the Tartan Army through his grandfather Gerrie Gow who played once for Scotland Under-21s against England. 

Camp is one of nine graduates from the Cherries' youth setup making the step-up to their under-21 network, joining goalkeeper Calum Ward, defenders Tom Hanfrey and Zeno Ibsen Rossi, midfielders Luke Nippard and Tom Dinsmore plus strikers Jake Scrimshaw, Jake Cope and Ryan Glover.

Speaking to afcb.co.uk, Cherries' youth team boss Alan Connell admitted Camp's learning process with Bournemouth had been "incredible".

He said: "He’s been at the club since he was nine and had an incredible two-year scholarship, playing for Scotland at under-19 level, going out on loan and being our captain.

“Brennan scores goals from centre-half, steps out well and defends well. He needs to work on a lot of things but there is a lot of potential there.”