Date:Tuesday March 18 2014
AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has admitted that beating the clubs record highest league position is now the target for his Cherries side.
After emulating former AFC Bournemouth manager Harry Redknapp in earning the clubs second only promotion to the second tier of English football, Howe now wants to go one better than the side of 1988/89 who finished 12th in the old second division.
This season is the clubs fourth year at this level, the previous years under Redknapp saw finishes of 17th with 49 points from a 44 game season in 1988. A finish of 12th with 62 points from a 46 games campaign in 1989, followed ultimately by relegation in 1990 with a 22nd place finish with 48 points from 46 matches.
This season the Cherries under Howe are currently 12th, having earned 46 points from 35 games.
Recent form has seen the side climb up the table, with the side 17th at the end of February.
But with a 17 point gap over the relegation places, Howe is now looking up the table with a 3 point gap to the top ten and an 11 point gap to the Championship play-off places.
Howe told afcb.co.uk...
"It`s something we mentioned at the start of the season as one of our goals, We would like to finish as high as we can, but it would be nice to finish higher than where we are at the moment. I think if we can, then we could push even higher.
"The club has been in existence for a long time and its highest ever finish is there as a target for us.
"I think it has to be our goal to try and better that, but time will tell.
"We know how difficult every game in the Championship is, but if the lads reach the levels they have in recent weeks, then we should be ok."
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Date:Tuesday March 18 2014
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