AFC Bournemouth: Skipper Elphick buoyed by improved performances

Bournemouth Echo: CHERRIES CAPTAIN: Tommy Elphick CHERRIES CAPTAIN: Tommy Elphick

CAPTAIN Tommy Elphick reckons valuable lessons had been learned since Cherries fell to a pair of sucker punches against Bolton Wanderers in November.

Despite boasting two-thirds of the possession, Eddie Howe’s charges were undone by David Ngog’s goal eight minutes before the interval, while Jermaine Beckford went on to wrap up a 2-0 success for the Trotters late on.

The result came in the middle of what turned out to be a confidence-draining seven-match winless run, however, after impressive results over the festive period, Elphick warned that Wanderers would be facing a more cutthroat Cherries outfit this time.

Asked whether Cherries would be seeking revenge in tomorrow’s clash at the Reebok Stadium (3pm), the skipper told the Daily Echo: “It is difficult because we could say that about a few teams this season but we just are concentrating on ourselves.

“We have been playing some great stuff and the mindset has changed a little bit since then. We have started to look a bit more stern and ruthless in both boxes and, hopefully, we can test that up at Bolton and come away with a win.

“Over the past few weeks we have had a run of five home games and the performances have been very positive. We have to take that away from home now.

"Whether it is Bolton or anyone else we just have to look to do what we do and put to the back of our minds what happened earlier in the season.”

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10:48am Fri 7 Feb 14

afcb-mark says...

Why isn't Captain Cook playing????????? Possibly our best player and definitely our best defender
Why isn't Captain Cook playing????????? Possibly our best player and definitely our best defender afcb-mark
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12:27pm Fri 7 Feb 14

ASM says...

He has been immense and has kept cookie (arguably player of the season up to his injury) out of the team. It's a huge blow Daniels is injured because with Camp between the sticks our defence is solid!
He has been immense and has kept cookie (arguably player of the season up to his injury) out of the team. It's a huge blow Daniels is injured because with Camp between the sticks our defence is solid! ASM
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2:14pm Fri 7 Feb 14

golfer33 says...

solid? we still have Francis letting the side down, mt of the goals we concede comes from his side. take a look
solid? we still have Francis letting the side down, mt of the goals we concede comes from his side. take a look golfer33
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6:17pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Urbanwarrior says...

not for long! que smithy!
not for long! que smithy! Urbanwarrior
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