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Crewe vs. AFC Bournemouth

Gresty Road

12th February 2013

3pm

Cherries on top?

The Cherries go into Tuesday nights game at Grestly Road within striking distance of the summit of League One.

Within four months of Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall's return from Burnley to the Cherries dugout, AFC Bournemouth have climbed from 21st in League One, 19 points behind leaders Tranmere Rovers, to 4th just a single point behind.

A win for the Cherries and results going in our favour could see the evening end with AFC Bournemouth top of League One.

Vital Quotes:

Howe told the Daily Echo...

"It is great to be where we are at this stage of the season. But there is a long way to go and a lot of games to play. We are not going to get carried away but are certainly pleased with the momentum we are building.

"I am pleased we have won games and built momentum, it has been everything we didn`t expect. We didn`t expect to come in and, suddenly, go on the unbeaten run and get the wins we have. We thought it would be a long road ahead to try to get the club into mid-table.

"It has surprised us and it has surprised us how well the players have done and how they have adapted to the demands placed upon them. I can`t praise them enough as a group. They have shown a great mentality in every game they have played. I am proud to see the players performing with the confidence they are at the moment.

Crewe Team News:

Crewe defender Harry Davis returns after a toe injury.

Player to watch: Mathias Pogba

Hasn't scored a goal for Crewe since the turn of the year but scored 11 goals in 24 appearances during the first half of the season.

AFC Bournemouth Team News:

AFC Bournemouth stand-in captain Tommy Elphick will undergo a late fitness test to see if he is ready to return following the horror tackle at stadium:mk.

His fitness will determine whether or not Dan Seaborne will play at centre back or left back in the absence of Charlie Daniels who remains out with a foot injury.

If Seaborne plays centre back, then Matt Ritchie will continue to deputise at left left back.

New signing Ryan Fraser could be fit to make his debut following a January transfer window move from Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen.

Miles Addison, Darryl Flahavan, Stephen Purches and Charlie Sheringham all remain on the sidelines.

Player to watch: Lewis Grabban

Grabban's goal against Portsmouth was his 13th goal of the season in his 33rd appearance for AFC Bournemouth and he will be looking to continue his excellent goal scoring record since Eddie Howe took over as manager.

Match Facts & Stats

Head to Head

Bournemouth wins - 15
Crewe Alexandra wins - 14
Draws - 12

Last time out

The Cherries won the recent game at Dean Court 3-1 and will be hoping for the same result in the away fixture.

The last time the Cherries travelled to Crewe (and played) was January 2010. AFC Bournemouth took the points on route to promotion from League Two.

Next Fixtures:

16th February 2013, Preston North End Vs AFC Bournemouth




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