AFC Bournemouth: Surman looking up the table

LOAN STAR: AFC Bournemouth's Andrew Surman

LOAN STAR: AFC Bournemouth's Andrew Surman

First published in Sport Bournemouth Echo: Photograph of the Author by

UPBEAT Andrew Surman insists Cherries will not be looking nervously below them as the battle to remain in the Championship hots up.

Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Derby coupled with Charlton’s 1-0 win at home to QPR means Cherries are just nine points clear of the relegation spots with 15 games to go.

However, the Dean Court side are separated from the safety of 10th place by the same margin and loan midfielder Surman believes it is healthier to focus on climbing the table than to worry about dropping down.

He told the Daily Echo: “You’re better off looking up rather than behind you.

“We’re about the same points off the top as we are off the bottom and I think it’s definitely worth looking up. You don’t want to be looking behind you.

“We will take each game as it comes and if we can go on a decent run, you never know.”

Cherries have won just one of their past nine Championship fixtures but recent performances against the likes of high-fliers Leicester, Burnley and Derby have given cause for optimism.

Surman added: “If the performances hadn’t been good then that would be worrying, but they have been good.

"If we can turn a few of those draws or losses into wins then that will make a massive difference.”

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11:54am Wed 26 Feb 14

adyb1967 says...

perhaps if you and your fellow midfielders started to contribute a goal or two Andrew, those "good performances" will end up with wins. Art the end of the day, you can only win games by scoring goals and Bmth simply cannot do that vital aspect of the game.
perhaps if you and your fellow midfielders started to contribute a goal or two Andrew, those "good performances" will end up with wins. Art the end of the day, you can only win games by scoring goals and Bmth simply cannot do that vital aspect of the game. adyb1967
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5:36pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Cherryfan says...

I wish Andrew would spend more time practising his shooting rather than writing his numerous articles in the Echo! As a spectator I cannot see what Eddie sees in him, but of course perhaps I miss the off the ball contributions as an example.
I wish Andrew would spend more time practising his shooting rather than writing his numerous articles in the Echo! As a spectator I cannot see what Eddie sees in him, but of course perhaps I miss the off the ball contributions as an example. Cherryfan
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