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‘I love to be the hardest worker in the room’ – How Kieffer Moore earned his shot at the big time


FROM a frustrating spell on the sidelines, 2022 is developing into the highlight year of Kieffer Moore’s varied career.

His path to the top has been well-documented in recent weeks, after the 29-year-old stole the headlines to fire Cherries into the Premier League with his moment of magic against Nottingham Forest.

Moore’s memorable summer then extended, by helping Wales qualify for the World Cup, playing the full 90 minutes of the 1-0 play-off victory against Ukraine in Cardiff.

Now, having been an injured striker at Championship strugglers Cardiff City at the turn of the year, with a proposed move to Wolverhampton Wanderers falling down a few months earlier, Moore is a top-flight player, who will head to the World Cup in Qatar in November.

And not only that, but the Premier League fixture list reveal this week will have brought yet another smile to Moore’s face, with one of the trips he is no doubt most looking forward to coming up in the opening month.

Speaking to Cherries’ matchday programme last month, Moore revealed he grew up a Liverpool fan, naming Michael Owen as his childhood hero.

Cherries visit Anfield on August 27.

Given he broke his foot just minutes into his debut against Birmingham City on February 9, and did not play again for more than 10 weeks, it is remarkable that Moore has been the name on everyone’s lips in recent weeks.

But having battled through non-league at the likes of Dorchester Town and Truro City, as well as a failed spell in Norway with Viking, it should be no surprise to see the Torquay-born star achieve his goals.

Bournemouth Echo:

Discussing the carrot of potential Premier League football in his decision to join Cherries in January, Moore told the Daily Echo: “It was a massive pull to me.

“I’ve always made it clear that I want to play at the very highest level and I saw this as a very good opportunity to do so.”

Having started out in non-league, Moore got his big break to move to the Championship with Yeovil Town in 2013.

Less than three years later, he was back in non-league with Forest Green Rovers.

“I think it says a lot about my character and attitude than anything,” said Moore when asked about his topsy-turvy career seeing him move up through the leagues twice.

“My will to work, to perform, in my eyes I love to be the hardest worker in the room.

“I love to always do more. I always love to push myself.

“For someone to do that, not many people do that, but I believe if you work hard and you really know and visualise what you want, anything is achievable.”

Asked if coming through non-league rather than the professional club academy system has added to his hunger to succeed, Moore said: “Yeah, definitely.

“I think I’ve got a little bit of a chip on my shoulder, you could say.

“It gives me that little bit extra to give more and to always be more, to want more from myself.

“I’m my own biggest critic. If something is not right, I’ll make it right.

“I’m not afraid to work hard to put things in place where I can be the best version of myself.

“I had a trial at Truro and then from there, here I am now. It’s been quite a whirlwind from then, you could say.”





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