AFC Bournemouth positive ahead of Wigan Athletic clash
AFC Bournemouth are in positive mood as the Cherries hope to put last weekend's thrashing at Watford behind them when they host Wigan Athletic in the SkyBet Championship.
Eddie Howe's side are hoping to bounce back from their 6-1 defeat at Vicarage Road, but face a tough task against FA Cup winners Wigan.
Like Watford, the Latics are one of the favourites to gain promotion back to the Premier League. However, the Cherries are hoping to move forward after last week's disappointment and remain positive.
Assistant manager Jason Tindall said: "We are taking the positives of last season, pre-season and previous matches this season and even from the first half at Watford.
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"The game is behind us now. We can't start feeling sorry for ourselves and dwell on it - it is important we pick ourselves up, which we have done.
"The lads have trained well and the positive vibes are back, and we are all focusing on a tough game."
The two sides last met in the league in 2001, sharing a goalless draw at Wigan. The Cherries will be looking to get their own back after the Latics knocked Bournemouth out of last season's FA Cup in a third round replay.
Tommy Elphick and Mohamed Coulibaly could feature for the Cherries, while Charlie Daniels may miss out with a foot injury.