AFC Bournemouth: Eddie Howe urges players to seize their chance

CHERRIES BOSS: Eddie Howe

CHERRIES BOSS: Eddie Howe

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

MANAGER Eddie Howe is expected to make wholesale changes for Cherries’ League Cup clash with Northampton tonight and wants his players to seize their chance.

Howe named a different starting line-up for the first round win at Exeter just three days after Cherries had opened their Championship campaign with a resounding 4-0 victory at Huddersfield.

The visit of the League Two Cobblers comes on the back of Saturday’s disappointing reverse at Blackburn, which followed a home defeat at the hands of Nottingham Forest. Howe told the Daily Echo: “I am not sure we will be able to make 11 changes this time due to a couple of injuries but we will certainly be making changes.

“I want to give the players who haven’t played an opportunity to put their hat in the ring because after certain aspects of Saturday’s play it will be interesting to see how they respond.

“We want to win and need a win after two defeats, although one was very unjust. It would be good to put on a show in front of our own supporters and try to get back to winning ways.”

Cherries, whose best run in the League Cup came in 1961-62 and 1963-64 when they made the fourth round, have not reached the third round since 2004-05.

Northampton have drawn twice and lost once in League Two since springing one of the shocks of the first round by winning 3-2 against Wolves at Molineux.

Cherries defender Simon Francis, who has missed the past two games with a hamstring injury, again looks set to sit out.

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7:19am Tue 26 Aug 14

Fanfor45 says...

Stephane Zubar come on down................
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Stephane Zubar come on down................ ?? Fanfor45
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2:07pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Cherryfan says...

Winning with a different team in the cup doesn't solve the problems the first team have had the last two games. We should get the first team out there tonight to get them knocking them in again then their confidence might come back. Also the crowd might be a bigger one. Just my opinion.
Winning with a different team in the cup doesn't solve the problems the first team have had the last two games. We should get the first team out there tonight to get them knocking them in again then their confidence might come back. Also the crowd might be a bigger one. Just my opinion. Cherryfan
  • Score: -1

2:22pm Tue 26 Aug 14

St Albans Cherry says...

All good points but it's essential that we keep the faith. The fact is the first 'teamers' may not feel so comfortable on their bench tonight should the 'others' take their chances!

I hope that we get a good result tonight.
All good points but it's essential that we keep the faith. The fact is the first 'teamers' may not feel so comfortable on their bench tonight should the 'others' take their chances! I hope that we get a good result tonight. St Albans Cherry
  • Score: 1

3:01pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Solentcherry says...

Come on TK, take your chance.
COYC.
Come on TK, take your chance. COYC. Solentcherry
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