Date:Friday August 10 2012
AFC Bournemouth 'keeper Shwan Jalal is hopeful that he has done enough to displace Darryl Flahavan and win back the Cherries number one shirt.
Twelve months ago, Shwan Jalal lost his place as the Cherries first choice goalkeeper.
After a close pre-season, former manager Lee Bradbury opted to stick with Darryl Flahavan who he had signed during that summer following uncertainty regarding Jalal's future.
Jalal was in the middle of a contract dispute and was struggling with a back injury which he had played with throughout the Cherries League One Play-Offs campaign.
During the season Flahavan impressed in goal, especially during the Cherries purple patch which saw the side climb from the relegation places to towards the play-off spots.
During this period Jalal had been told he could leave Dean Court, however after a few months Jalal signed a new contract extension and underwent surgery to cure a herniated disc.
He regained match fitness in time to play the last two games of the Cherries 2011/12 League One campaign.
After a full pre-season at full fitness, Jalal now believes he is ready to take the shirt if given the nod by new manager Paul Groves.
Jalal told afcb.co.uk...
"It will be a tough call. It will be the managers` decision, but I feel I have come back fighting fit and I`m eager to get the shirt.
'Flavs` is a great goalkeeper and had a great season last time out, and it is completely down to the manager now. I feel I have proved myself in pre-season and I`m ready if I get the nod."
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