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Manager calls for further progress to be made at Bournemouth

Cardiff City Manager Russell Slade spoke to press and media on Friday morning ahead of the Bluebirds’ Saturday afternoon trip to AFC Bournemouth.


City travel to the Goldsands looking for consecutive back-to-back away victories following the three points picked up at Watford a fortnight ago.


And the Manager was in confident spirits ahead of his squad’s journey to the South Coast and the prospect of squaring up against one of his close friends in Eddie Howe.


“I’ve known Eddie for an awfully long time,” he said. “He has Bournemouth well organised and they will be a tough nut to crack.


“On Saturday we will be both do everything we can to win, of course, and he will know how much I want Cardiff to come out on top. We’ve done well against the teams flying high in the league his season, and there’s no reason why we can’t continue that.


“Eddie has a great squad, a terrific group of players and he sets his team up in a flexible 4-4-2 shape, similar to ourselves. It’s a flexible 4-4-2 as I say and a system that you tweak.