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Elphick: Not just about Grabban

Elphick: Not just about Grabban

AFC Bournemouth defender Tommy Elphick believes the squad will be well prepared to face former team mate Lewis Grabban.

Grabban scored 22 goals for the Cherries last season before former Premier League side Norwich City triggered a £3million release clause in his contract over the summer.

Grabban left Dean Court as the clubs highest goalscorer in a single season in the second tier of English football and has started the new season well at his new club.

Grabban has scored four goals in his last three appearances.

The Cherries replaced Grabban with Callum Wilson, whilst the summer also saw the additions of Dan Gosling from Newcastle and Junior Stanislas from Burnley.

Elphick believes the Cherries are now a stronger team than last season and the Cherries will be aiming to keep a clean sheet against a strong side full of Premier League experience.

Elphick told the Daily Echo...

"I grew close to Grabbs when he was here and we signed at the same time, he was at the forefront of all the good things last season and it was a blow to lose him. He has gone now and we have a new squad and, in my opinion, a better one.

"He will know us as well as we know him so we will be prepared for him. I imagine he will be as fired up for this game as any other he has approached this season and will want to prove a point that his move was deserved, which it was. If selected, it will be up to me and Steve Cook to try to keep tabs on him...'

"...But it is not just about Lewis and there are plenty of other threats in the Norwich team. We need to try to nullify all of them and, hopefully, keep a clean sheet."


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Writer:DJ
Date:Friday August 29 2014
Time: 8:17AM

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