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Francis: It's all to play for

AFC Bournemouth full back Simon Francis insists that the Cherries still hold a chance of surprising everyone and making the Championship play-offs.

The Cherries go into the penultimate game of the season knowing that nothing less than a victory will see an end to the current campaign.

Following promotion from League One, the Cherries have continued to raise the bar. From initially targeting a fight for survival in the division, to establishing themselves in the second tier of English football, to battling for the clubs record ever finish with an outside chance of making the Championship play-offs.

With two games remaining, the Cherries are currently 11th in the table, four points adrift of the top six.

The Cherries 63 points have already set a club record points total in England's second division, whilst a finish of higher than 12th would set a club record highest finish.

But the main focus remains to cause an upset and break into the top six.

That would mean beating Nottingham Forest on Saturday and overhauling Blackburn, Ipswich, Nottingham Forest, Brighton and Reading with victory on the final day of the season away at Millwall.

Francis told the Daily Echo...

"There`s two big games left and it`s all to play for. Outsiders probably won`t think we`re in with a chance, they haven`t done all season, but we certainly do.

"They are two massive games and two winnable games.

"We have to take six points and hope a couple of teams slip up, but no one`s guaranteed to win games as we saw on Saturday when Brighton drew 1-1 against Blackpool, which you would have thought was almost a banker for them to win at home. But they didn`t and it`s still on.

"The gaffer`s been saying for the past couple of games, 'don`t make it the biggest regret of the season`."


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Writer: DJ Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 23 2014

Time: 8:10AM

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FRANCIS is talking cr-p. . . After losing at Yeovil I said we have blown it as there were to many ifs and buts. . . . . WELL there are even more ifs and buts now with six teams after that last place in the frame and we have the least points. . . . . . Its been a good season for AFC
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