UK time is: 06:31:12
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Ward: It's going to be a big test

New AFC Bournemouth signing Elliott Ward believes the step up to the Championship will be a tough challenge for the newly promoted Cherries.

The 28 year old defender joined the Cherries on Tuesday on a free transfer from Premier League side Norwich.

The centre back played a part in his former sides promotion to the top tier of English football, before spending last season on loan with Championship side Nottingham Forest.

But the challenge of joining Eddie Howe's squad is what has tempted him to Dean Court, signing a twelve month contract and now Ward is excited by joining a team which has made positive progress in recent seasons.

Ward told the Daily Echo...


'...This is a club that is progressing quite well and getting promotion was massive. Everything is coming along quite steadily and I am happy to be here and to be a part of it.

"In terms of the club progressing, they have done it slowly and the next step is the Premier League. I am not saying we will do that within a year but you never know what can happen in football...'

'...I am not telling Bournemouth supporters to start getting excited and won't be making any bold statements about us going straight up. It depends how you start and you have to be consistent. If you get consistency throughout the squad and the team, there is a good chance. You also need a bit of luck along the way and it is going to be a big test but one I am up for. It is a big challenge for me and that is what excited me as well."


RednBlack Shack

Don't forget to keep checking the RednBlack Shack for great online deals and help to raise money for the AFC Bournemouth Youth Team.

It's easy to join AFCB Vital

With Vital Bournemouth you can win prizes just by having your say on the articles, polls and forums, click the link to register.

Join The Vital Debate






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: DJ Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 19 2013

Time: 4:04AM

Your Comments

And your biggest challenge is to dislodge Cook or Elphick mate!
Garbo
Wardy is ideal for the Championship. Big & strong as well as a handful in the opposition box. He did well for City in that league but struggled when faced with top strikers. He should serve you well though. All the best for next season, a Norwich fan.
Tuckster
...nice testimony Tuckster...
garbo
Taxi for Addison!
balsallcherry
...don't you mean ambulance balsall?
garbo
^ha ha! Hoping for the taxi - we need some money back rather than another hospital bill.
balsallcherry
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

Rate The Ref: Away to Birmingham (Friday October 24 2014)

Howe: I'm focused on us (Friday October 24 2014)

Cook: Great position to kick on (Friday October 24 2014)

Howe: I've been backed by Demin (Friday October 24 2014)

Howe: Only a matter of time for Ritchie (Thursday October 23 2014)

Büchel joins Welling (Thursday October 23 2014)

Cherries travel to Birmingham (Thursday October 23 2014)

Ritchie: Aiming to keep standards high (Thursday October 23 2014)

Howe: Taking it slowly with Ward (Thursday October 23 2014)

Video: AFCB v Reading (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Archived AFC Bournemouth Articles

List All AFCB Vital Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. DJ 203
2. billythekid 151
3. AlGard 128
4. Grumpy G 118
5. cockbeard 118
6. tednphil 82
7. kirsikka 79
8. northstandmark 78
9. dragonm8 77
10. table 74

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Norwich 13 6 4 3 10 22
6. Forest 13 5 7 1 9 22
7. Charlton 14 5 7 2 1 22
8. Bournemouth 13 6 3 4 6 21
9. Ipswich 13 5 5 3 4 20
10. Cardiff 13 5 4 4 2 19
11. Blackburn 13 5 4 4 -1 19

Breaking League News

Grant Holt To Stay At Hudderfield For Rest Of Year
» Wigan : 25/10/2014 00:15:00
Early Team News - Derby v Latics
» Wigan : 25/10/2014 00:03:00
What The Bosses Say - Derby v Latics
» Wigan : 24/10/2014 23:39:00
Millers v Seagulls Preview
» Rotherham : 24/10/2014 20:05:00
LUFC Leeds v Wolves - Over The Years
» Leeds Utd : 24/10/2014 20:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who has been the Cherries best summer signing?
Suggested By:  
Dan Gosling 10%
Junior Stanislas 14%
Callum Wilson 51%
Andrew Surman 25%