Date:Sunday March 10 2013
AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe remains confident that the Cherries can kick start their season again.
In October the arrival of Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall at Dean Court, turned the Cherries season around.
Under former manager Paul Groves the Cherries had been knocked out of the Football League Trophy and the League Cup in the first rounds and only managed to scrape together one win and eight points from the opening ten games of the League One season.
After another defeat followed at Coventry with former first team coach Dennis Rofe in charge, Howe was announced as manager and the Cherries went on an eighteen game unbeaten run climbing from 21st in League One to 7th.
Five wins in six games followed and the Cherries climbed to the top of League One, a remarkable turnaround in just four months.
However the Cherries promotion push has come undone with five consecutive defeats dropping them back down to seventh.
Defeat to Doncaster Rovers opened up a ten point gap to the leaders, with second placed Sheffield United seven points clear (and with a game in hand).
The play-offs now look the most realistic target with nine games remaining, but the Cherries need to re-discover their winning touch to close the gap which is now three points to sixth place Brentford (who also hold a game in hand).
Howe told the Daily Echo...
"It was a pivotal game for us (against Doncaster) and it didn`t go our way, We would have closed the gap significantly if we had won but, unfortunately, it went against us. But we live to fight another day and nothing has been decided...'
'...I believe in this team very much and think we are one result from kick-starting our season again. But we don`t want that win to come too late and leave ourselves with too much to do."
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Date:Sunday March 10 2013
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