Former Bournemouth keeper Jordan Holmes admitted it was a “bit of a culture shock” after he left Vitality Stadium to get regular game time in non-league.
Holmes, 22, moved from Australia to join Cherries’ academy in 2013 and did make the bench for the first team – but never made his competitive senior debut.
He exited Vitality Stadium after his contract expired last summer and has since featured in the National League for Ebbsfleet, playing 22 times in all competitions.
Speaking to The World Game, the ex-Cherries goalkeeper said: “It was a bit of a culture shock going from the nice Premier League grounds.
“You go to United or Liverpool or Chelsea, and now you go to – no disrespect – but the other teams in our league you go to stadiums with only three stands.”