Friday, 22 February 2013

The Cherries' devastating wingers aim to blunt the Blades

Sheffield United can expect to come under severe pressure at Dean Court on Saturday with Matt Ritchie and Marc Pugh expected to be in the Cherries' starting line up. They are arguably the two best wingers in League One and both of them have an eye for goal.

Marc Pugh has scored eight goals so far this season from his customary left wing position and has already stated that he expects to reach double figures, which he has managed in recent seasons. Marc was struggling to catch his breath last weekend when he played despite not having fully recovered from a cold. This week he should be stronger and no doubt keen to help the Cherries to another three points. 

Matt Ritchie is yet to open his account for the Cherries but he has only played once on the right wing so far, last time out against Preston. Home supporters are awaiting a treat as Matt Ritchie has shown how he can dominate matches from the wing when he played for Swindon and, with the Cherry support behind him, he is likely to be a threat all afternoon as he looks to net his first goal for AFCB.

Bournemouth are the top goal scorers in League One and their wing play has been instrumental in their rapid rise up the table. Eddie Howe has two great trump cards in his wingers who will surely have a big say in what happens in the big clash at the top-end of the table tomorrow.

Bournemouth have the second best record at home for goals conceded at just 13 and have lost only once at home, scoring 31 goals in the process. However, worried AFCB fans might think they should feel against a top side like Sheffield Utd, the Blades will know that their defence will face its sternest examinations of the season when Ritchie and Pugh step out to run the lines tomorrow.

I hope you are all looking forward to the game and get behind the lads from the very first whistle until the last. Let's raise the roof on Saturday. Up the Cherries!

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