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Howe: A really big step for us

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes the Cherries have been handed a really tough start to life in the Championship.

The Football League announced the new league fixtures on Wednesday, with newly promoted AFC Bournemouth kicking off the new campaign at Dean Court against familiar opposition in Charlton Athletic.

However the next two fixtures could have been against sides competing in the Premier League next season with Championship Play-Off finalists Watford and FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic.

But whilst Howe conceded it was a tough start to the new season, he also believes that the step up is one the Cherries squad can make.

Howe told the Daily Echo...

"Our start is going to be really important to us, We have been given four really tough fixtures in August, coupled with the League Cup tie against Portsmouth.

"It is great to kick off with a home game and we have got to be looking to hit the ground running and try to continue the momentum from last season. Had things been different, both Watford and Wigan could have been in the Premier League next season so they are going to be formidable opponents.

"The Championship is an unforgiving division and we will need to be at our best in every game. It is a great division but a very competitive one as well. It is a really big step for us but, hopefully, one we will be able to bridge."


AFC Bournemouth - Championship Fixtures - 2013/14

AUGUST

Sat 3rd AUG 2013 Charlton Athletic 15:00 H
Sat 10th AUG 2013 Watford 15:00 A
Sat 17th AUG 2013 Wigan Athletic 15:00 H
Sat 24th AUG 2013 Huddersfield Town 15:00 A
Sat 31st AUG 2013 Doncaster Rovers 15:00 A

SEPTEMBER

Sat 14th SEP 2013 Blackpool 15:00 H
Tue 17th SEP 2013 Barnsley 19:45 H
Sat 21st SEP 2013 Middlesbrough 15:00 A
Sat 28th SEP 2013 Blackburn Rovers 15:00 H

OCTOBER

Tue 1st OCT 2013 Leeds United 19:45 A
Sat 5th OCT 2013 Millwall 15:00 H
Sat 19th OCT 2013 Nottingham Forest 15:00 A
Sat 26th OCT 2013 Leicester City 15:00 A

NOVEMBER

Sat 2nd NOV 2013 Bolton Wanderers 15:00 H
Sat 9th NOV 2013 Burnley 15:00 A
Sat 23rd NOV 2013 Derby County 15:00 H
Sat 30th NOV 2013 Brighton and Hove Albion 15:00 H

DECEMBER

Tue 3rd DEC 2013 Queens Park Rangers 19:45 A
Sat 7th DEC 2013 Reading 15:00 A
Sat 14th DEC 2013 Birmingham City 15:00 H
Sat 21st DEC 2013 Sheffield Wednesday 15:00 A
Thu 26th DEC 2013 Yeovil Town 15:00 H
Sun 29th DEC 2013 Ipswich Town 15:00 H

JANUARY

Wed 1st JAN 2014 Brighton and Hove Albion 15:00 A
Sat 11th JAN 2014 Wigan Athletic 15:00 A
Sat 18th JAN 2014 Watford 15:00 H
Sat 25th JAN 2014 Charlton Athletic 15:00 A
Tue 28th JAN 2014 Huddersfield Town 19:45 H

FEBRUARY

Sat 1st FEB 2014 Leicester City 15:00 H
Sat 8th FEB 2014 Bolton Wanderers 15:00 A
Sat 15th FEB 2014 Burnley 15:00 H
Sat 22nd FEB 2014 Derby County 15:00 A

MARCH

Sat 1st MAR 2014 Doncaster Rovers 15:00 H
Sat 8th MAR 2014 Blackpool 15:00 A
Tue 11th MAR 2014 Blackburn Rovers 19:45 A
Sat 15th MAR 2014 Middlesbrough 15:00 H
Sat 22nd MAR 2014 Barnsley 15:00 A
Tue 25th MAR 2014 Leeds United 19:45 H
Sat 29th MAR 2014 Birmingham City 15:00 A

APRIL

Sat 5th APR 2014 Queens Park Rangers 15:00 H
Tue 8th APR 2014 Reading 19:45 H
Sat 12th APR 2014 Yeovil Town 15:00 A
Sat 19th APR 2014 Sheffield Wednesday 15:00 H
Mon 21st APR 2014 Ipswich Town 15:00 A
Sat 26th APR 2014 Nottingham Forest 15:00 H

MAY

Sat 3rd MAY 2014 Millwall 15:00 A


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Date:Thursday June 20 2013

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