AFC Bournemouth confident ahead of Middlesborough Trip
AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is confident the Cherries can build on their win at Doncaster Rovers when they visit Middlesborough on Saturday.
Middlesborough have not won at The Riverside Stadium this season, and Howe is hopeful the Cherries can take full advantage.
"We need to be on top of our game early on and we need to defend very well in order to get anything" explained Howe.
"They (Middlesborough) are a good side, full of Premier league players with a lot of experience in their team so it will be a tough examination for us. I think we can take a lot of heart from our last away game against Doncaster where e performed really, really well and hopefully we can get a similar result this time."
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The Cherries have struggled away from home this season with Howe admitting his side may have to adapt their system in order to bring success.
"Being away from home is a difficult assignment for us" added Howe. "Whether or not I want to totally change everything and throw a new system at the players I don't know.
Several Cherries players will miss the trip to the north east through injury. Shaun McDonald and Charlie Daniels are doubtful, while Matt Richtie, Harry Arter and Andrew Surman will also miss out.