Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Cherries starting line up for Coventry City game

Eddie Howe made some changes to the Cherries personnel for the Coventry which was perhaps one of his more surprising starting selections. Out went Brett Pitman, Pugh and Painter and in came Wes Fogden, Josh McQuoid and Matty Tubbs, with Ritchie retaining his place in the side at left back. Many like me would have expected Macca, Pugh and Pitman to start, but Eddie clearly felt that things needed to be freshened up after two defeats in a row.  Marc Pugh had not been at his best in my opinion since his flu and perhaps needed more of a rest as he was not even on the bench. Eddie Howe later said in a post-match interview that Marc was out because of a stiff neck and was unable to play. Arter was also available for selection despite my worries about his yellow card count.

Full team: Jalal, Francis, Cook (Captain), Seaborne, Ritchie, McQuoid, Arter, O'Kane, Fogden, Grabban, Tubbs

Subs: Allsop, Partington, Hughes, MacDonald, Fraser, Fletcher and Pitman

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