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Cherries: Addison insists team has plenty more to offer
CAPTAIN Miles Addison has issued a warning to Cherries ’ League One rivals: “Once it all clicks into place, we will take off.”
Addison will be aiming to help Cherries register their second win of the campaign when they host Hartlepool at Goldsands Stadium today (3pm).
Paul Groves’s men opened their account last time out when they defeated Yeovil Town 1-0 following a dominant display.
Cherries created a host of opportunities at Huish Park but wasteful finishing saw them fail to capitalise and rack up a big winning margin.
But centre-half Addison insists Cherries have the personnel to propel themselves up the table – once they become more ruthless.
He told the Daily Echo: “All the Bournemouth fans that have been to matches this season will have seen the chances we have missed.
“It is quite ridiculous in a way – I have never seen a team create so many chances.
“But the passing around the box is getting better and better every game and it just takes a bit of confidence to finish off the opportunities.
“We have definitely got the firepower. Once it all clicks into place, we will take off and get better and better.”
Cherries have been widely tipped to challenge in League One after a big summer recruitment drive raised expectations among supporters.
Chairman Eddie Mitchell has made no secret of his desire to secure Championship football and Cherries’ promotion odds are as short as 4-1.
Ahead of today’s clash, Hartlepool boss Neale Cooper also revealed that his chief scout Paul Baker had rated Cherries as the best team he had seen this term.
But former Derby County ace Addison said: “This league is going to be up and down and I don’t think you can really say we are favourites at the minute.
“Now the loan window is open, Bournemouth are going to get linked with numerous players again.
“But we just want to go under the radar.
“We have got one win – our first win in five in the league – and we just want to quietly pick up points and go about our business.”
Addison is hoping Cherries can continue their improvement by making it back-to-back victories.
He added: “It was my first win as captain and me and all the boys were delighted.
“It had been coming and we definitely deserved it. But it is just one win. It is something to build from.”