Sunday, 26 October 2014

Pugh has taken his game to new heights

Looking back on this last month you will find it hard to find a player who has had a better run of games in the team than Marc Pugh. He has collected his first Championship hat-trick when he put three goals away against Birmingham, and he has been one of the players whose assists are beginning to stack up. Pugh has been playing so well that Ryan Fraser and Junior Stanislas have hardly had a look in and he has become one of the first names on the team sheet.
Pugh's hat-trick include two almost carbon copy headed goals.
I am particularly impressed that Marc is getting quite a few headed goals. The team as a whole does not score that often from high crosses, and Pugh is not the tallest player in the team.Pugh is now getting in the end of Francis' high floated crosses and the unerring accuracy of his finishing is adding goal power to the Cherries who are now averaging two goals a game. It is the timing of his runs though that is catching teams out and he has that sense of when to time his run and keep his cool, even when being challenged. Can he keep this form going? I certainly hope so and I think the way the team is playing with a slightly more direct approach when in the opposition's half is suited to Pugh's game. He does not have as much time now to overplay.

It is hard to see Pugh being left out of the league matches at the moment and I hope he is recognised as one of the player's of the month. It is true that Wilson has scored a lot of goals but Pugh has been making and scoring a few himself.
Pugh has been unplayable this season.

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