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Howe: Büchel is in contention on merit

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe could hand development squad goalkeeper Benjamin Büchel his football league debut against Huddersfield Town.

The Cherries have struggled during pre-season for available goalkeepers.

First choice 'keeper Lee Camp has missed the entire pre-season campaign due to a thigh injury.

Whilst it was thought that Camp's injury would only be short term, second choice goalkeeper Ryan Allsop joined League One side Coventry City on a half season long loan, which does not include a recall option.

Third choice veteran 'keeper Darryl Flahavan then also suffered a thigh injury during the training camp in Austria and he has sat out the majority of pre-season.

Which has left Benjamin Büchel filling in during the friendlies and Eddie Howe has been impressed by his performances.

Howe told the Daily Echo...

"We will leave it as long as we can with Lee and Darryl. But the form of Benji has given us confidence that we don't have to panic in this situation. He did very well during pre-season and, on merit, would have to be a contender to play.

"If it is for one or two games, I think you are much better off going with someone who knows you, knows how you work and your style of play rather than bringing in a similar body from say a bigger club.

"Darryl is at a similar stage to Lee in terms of his rehab and they are two very experienced goalkeepers who, if called upon, could both step in and play."



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Writer: DJ Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 6 2014

Time: 7:52AM

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With all the focus on strikers EH has got himself in a poor position regarding 'keepers. Having no recall option on Allsop seems to have been a risky decision, but I am assuming Coventry forced his hand a bit. Keepers spend months on the sidelines waiting to get a game so it's a frustrating profession, unlike outfielders who can get a run out for 20 minutes now and again......so Ryan deserved something to further his career. Buchel is promising (but nervy) so hopefully he can take the pressure if he plays at the start of the season.
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06/08/2014 09:50:00

YEP, . . . I will go along with that. . . He makes good saves but then he does an Allsop. . . ( rolling the ball out to our defenders when they are being closed down ) A BIT RISKY . . Sometimes a goalkeeper just has to kick the ball up the field
RED LETTER DAY
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06/08/2014 10:23:00

...I will back him and hope that the experience will make him all the better as it all sounds a bit longer term this Camp injury?
garbo
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06/08/2014 13:02:00

I have confidence in Buchel. I don't think there's much reason to panic.
Will-AFCB
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06/08/2014 17:09:00

 

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