Bournemouth are in the race to sign the former Fulham striker Lewis Smith, who was released by the Premier League club in March.

Smith has been very impressive for Conference South side Bishop’s Stortford, scoring 12 goals in 19 games for the no0n-leaguers. But Cherries manager Eddie Howe is keen to sign Smith, who had a successful trial at Dean Court, once Bournemouth’s transfer embargo is lifted.

Bournemouth did brilliantly to shrug off a hefty points deduction from the Football League and secure survival in League Two this season.