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Cherries: Josh insists side can beat anyone
7:00am Tuesday 1st January 2013 in Sport
JOSH McQuoid insists Cherries are capable of beating every team in League One – if they can maintain their high standards.
The division’s two form teams will lock horns at Griffin Park this afternoon when Cherries visit promotion rivals Brentford (3pm).
Cherries have not lost in 15 matches since Eddie Howe’s return, while hosts Brentford go into the clash on the back of 11 unbeaten in the third tier.
The Bees sit just one spot – and four points – above fifth-placed Cherries ahead of the potentially mouth-watering New Year’s Day showdown.
McQuoid, who will be hoping to keep his place after being recalled on Saturday, told the Daily Echo: “We have had a few tests but I think we can beat every team in this league. But we have got to be at it like we have been in the previous games.
“It is another good test for us but if we go out there and play like we have been, I think we will do well.”
Having rejoined Cherries from Millwall during the summer, McQuoid has netted four times in 14 starts and seven substitute appearances.
The 23-year-old, whose four goals have all come during Howe’s reign, said: “It was good to get back in the side.
“There is a lot of competition for every place. It was nice to get a start and, hopefully, I can just keep working and see where that takes me.”
When he lined up in the 3-0 win over Crawley at Dean Court, McQuoid made his first start for Cherries since November 24.
He added: “You can’t complain when the team is winning because that is what it is about – the team.
“You are a bit selfish in some aspects – wanting to be in the team – but the main thing is about us winning and moving forward.
“Everyone has their part to play, which is good.”