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Great Respect For Cherries

12 February 2013

Davis says Bournemouth have shown the way with consistent run

place. stSteve Davis says the run of form shown by tonight’s opponents Bournemouth is what every club out of the play-offs is hoping for in the decisive run-in. Eddie Howe’s side have the possibility of going to the top of the league if they can win at Gresty Road this evening and it would be a tremendous achievement after Howe returned to the club in October when they were struggling in 21

The Cherries have been on a fantastic run and Davis is hoping his Alex side can emulate that in the run-in to mount a challenge for a top six place. The Alex boss wants his squad to be challenging on two fronts with the second leg of the Northern Area Final against Coventry City to come next week.

Davis told the club’s official web-site: “We have been hovering around the top 10 for a while and it is still very tight. We are on a decent run and are three unbeaten but we could need to go on a run of about 10, 11 games.

“The top teams are still losing to the bottom teams and there will be a few unexpected runs still to come, so it looks like being an exciting run to the end of the season. There are still a lot of points to play for and it won’t just be us thinking we have got a chance. It is all about consistency now and having that late run.

“It would great to push on with a good result against Bournemouth. They are one of the in-form teams in the league and have shown what can be achieved if you can go on one of those long runs where you keep picking up points. They have done it.

“I didn’t think there was a lot in the game when we went down to Bournemouth. Everyone knows we were unhappy with the penalties that were given against us. We thought they were fortunate to get two penalties.

“We have great respect for Bournemouth and what they have achieved, but Eddie knows we are a decent side and was very complimentary about the way we played down there, especially in the first half.

Steve added: “It should be another great game and we want to pushing on with a good result.”

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