AFC Bournemouth - Howe: It is a concern
UK time is: 23:58:04
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Howe: It is a concern

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has admitted that he has been concerned with the number of injuries his players have carried into pre-season.

Shwan Jalal, Marc Pugh, Matt Tubbs and Josh McQuoid have yet to feature in any of the pre-season games thus far. Jalal injured his hand during the first few days of returning to training, whilst McQuoid injured his knee which he has now had surgery on. The pair both missed the Cherries training camp in Switzerland.

Ryan Allsop, Eunan O'Kane, Richard Hughes and Matt Ritchie all played a small part on the match against FC Zurich, but have then sat out the games against Christchurch and West Ham.

With the Cherries set to face Poole Town, Woking and Real Madrid this week, Howe is hoping to see more of his players available as he steps up his pre-season schedule.

Howe told the Daily Echo...

"It is a concern that we have had so many players out and I think that contributed to the difficulty we had in the second half against West Ham because we didn`t have a strong enough squad to make wholesale changes.

"None of them are long-term injuries and Ryan, Eunan and Richard, and, hopefully, Marc and Matt Tubbs should be fine in the next few days. Matt Ritchie might be slightly behind them though..."

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 July 17 2013

Time: 7:45AM


Have Your Say

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

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

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. billythekid 90
2. NWCherries98 74
3. northstandmark 61
4. dragonm8 60
5. DJ 59
6. kirsikka 57
7. Garbo 54
8. RobTrent 51
9. The Alchemist 47
10. fritter 42

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Watford 8 2 4 2 -1 10
13. Norwich 8 2 3 3 -2 9
14. Stoke 8 2 3 3 -2 9
15. AFC Bournemouth 8 2 2 4 -2 8
16. Chelsea 8 2 2 4 -5 8
17. WBA 8 2 2 4 -5 8
18. Aston Villa 8 1 1 6 -5 4

AFC Bournemouth Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Don`t Rely on Lady Luck!
Chelsea : 13/10/2015 18:51:00
Sullivan Quashes Tomkins Newcastle Rumours
West Ham : 13/10/2015 18:43:00
Hammers Go Dutch!
West Ham : 13/10/2015 18:35:00
Ref Watch: Madley to officiate Swansea v Stoke
Stoke : 13/10/2015 18:32:00
Ivanovic Is Out - What Would You Do?
Chelsea : 13/10/2015 17:53:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who has been AFCB's best 2015 summer signing?
Suggested By:  
Artur Boruc 21%
Adam Federici 2%
Josh King 2%
Christian Atsu (loan) 2%
Tyrone Mings 1%
Sylvain Distin 13%
Filippo Costa (loan) 1%
Maxi Gradel 29%
Lee Tomlin 5%
Glenn Murray 22%
Tomas Andrade (loan) 1%
Joe Bennett (loan) 1%