AFC Bournemouth: No special treatment for 'fantastic' Austin says Tindall

Bournemouth Echo: DUTIES: AFC Bournemouth's assistant manager Jason Tindall DUTIES: AFC Bournemouth's assistant manager Jason Tindall

ASSISTANT manager Jason Tindall declared Cherries would not change their game plan in order to nullify Charlie Austin – despite the prolific poacher’s imperious form.

Striker Austin, the former Poole Town star who played under Eddie Howe and Tindall at Burnley, has shouldered the weight of expectation at QPR this season, supplying eight of their 19 league goals.

But while the 24-year-old’s influence was far from lost on Howe’s right-hand man, Tindall reiterated the need for discipline ahead of tonight’s tough test at Loftus Road (7.45pm).

Tindall told the Daily Echo: “Charlie is a fantastic goalscorer and has that great knack of popping up with all kinds of goals. It’s the hardest thing to do in football and Charlie is as good as anyone so we will have to be aware of him.

“But you can’t single out one person or follow him wherever he goes because there is a shape to stick to and duties to carry out.”

Tindall anticipated no squad changes following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Brighton before revealing injured duo Mohamed Coulibaly and Wes Fogden were “making good progress” with a view to training “by the beginning of next week”.

Cherries: (from) Camp, Francis, Cook, Elphick, Daniels, O’Kane, MacDonald, Fraser, Pitman, Ritchie, Rantie, Arter, Yennaris, Harte, Surman, Pugh, Thomas, Addison, Flahavan.

  • AFC Bournemouth's development squad also take to the road to face Wessex Premier outfit Lymington Town in the Hampshire Senior Cup third round (7.45pm). 

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