Date:Monday August 11 2014
AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes that strikers Yann Kermorgant and Callum Wilson will fill the void of losing Lewis Grabban to Norwich City.
The Cherries were forced to sell last seasons top goalscorer Lewis Grabban after recently relegated Premier League side Norwich City triggered a £3million release clause in his contract.
Grabban had become the first player in the clubs history to score 22 goals during a second tier campaign and had been hugely impressive during the Cherries Championship season, where the club finished 10th, setting another club record.
Over the summer, following the departure of Grabban, Howe signed Callum Wilson from Coventry City.
Wilson scored a brace on his debut against Huddersfield, whilst Kermorgant also opened his tally for the season and the strike pair have shown real potential for the season ahead.
Howe told the Daily Echo...
"Lewis was a big player for us last season, there`s no denying that, and we were disappointed to lose him but we have good strikers.
"Yann arrived in January and made a real impact on the team and, having signed Callum in the summer, we believe in him and he showed he has attributes to play at this level in what was a really good start for him.
"He was excellent and deserved his hat-trick. The penalty was disappointing for him but that was the only negative thing because his strength and ability to unsettle defenders really stood out for me."
AFCB Vital Travel Coaches
Once again AFCB Vital are sponsoring the Travel Coaches this season.
The sponsorship guarantees that a supporter coach will travel to every league and cup game this season. For prices, departure times and how to book - click here.
It's easy to join AFCB Vital
Date:Monday August 11 2014
Howe: Gradel has had an operation (Friday September 4 2015)
The AFC Bournemouth Injury Table.. (Friday September 4 2015)
Cherries announced Premier League squad (Friday September 4 2015)
Mings ruled out for around a year (Friday September 4 2015)
Howe: Murray adds a different dimension (Thursday September 3 2015)
New Poll: Who has been AFCB's best summer signing? (Thursday September 3 2015)
Genoa rejected £11.4million bid for Perotti (Thursday September 3 2015)
De Guzman injury "invented" to block transfer? (Thursday September 3 2015)
Howe: Keeping squad intact is often underestimated (Thursday September 3 2015)
Bennett: Excited about playing for Bournemouth (Thursday September 3 2015)
|AFC Bournemouth||1||-||1||Leicester City|
|West Ham||3||-||4||AFC Bournemouth|
|AFC Bournemouth||0||-||1||Aston Villa|
|8. West Ham||4||2||0||2||3||6|
|11. AFC Bournemouth||4||1||1||2||-1||4|
|12. Aston Villa||4||1||1||2||-1||4|
|Join the Vital Everton team!
» Everton : 05/09/2015 12:00:01
|Canary International Round-Up
» Norwich : 05/09/2015 08:37:01
|Williams Wins Man of the Match vs Manchester United
» Swansea : 04/09/2015 20:37:00
|Shelvey To Start For England vs San Marino
» Swansea : 04/09/2015 20:19:00
|Southampton's 25 Man Premier League Squad
» Southampton : 04/09/2015 18:38:01