Steve Morison

Morison pre-Bournemouth | We’ve got our plans in place

Rubin Colwill, Steve Morison, Isaak Davies
Ahead of City’s upcoming clash with AFC Bournemouth, Steve Morison spoke with the press to preview Thursday’s fixture at Vitality Stadium.

Following the postponement of two fixtures earlier in the month, Steve began by discussing match preparations as kick-off on Thursday evening against the league leaders approaches.

“We’ve returned to training now after ten days away,” he explained. “We’re ticking as many boxes as we can in training to prepare ourselves for our match against Bournemouth.

“It’s good to be back on the grass in training, albeit with some different measures in place. It’s a slightly different style to where we were beforehand, but the main thing is that everyone is healthy and as fit as they can be in the present moment.

Steve Morison, Mark Hudson

Morro also commented on our table-topping opponents, who ended a six-match run without a victory against Queens Park Rangers earlier this week.

He said: “I think, as I’ve said before, that the league doesn’t lie. Bournemouth are at the top because they deserve to be at the top. They played well the other day, but we’ve got to focus on ourselves rather than on the opposition, and prepare for each fixture as they come.

“Ultimately, I think that we can be a dangerous side against anyone, so it’s about us all doing our jobs properly. We’ve got some fantastic players who can hurt anyone on their day. We’ve got our plan in place, and hopefully it works for us.”

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As well as a return to matchdays, the City boss is also relishing the prospect of once again seeing the travelling Bluebirds supporters, who will make their way down to the south coast for our final match of 2021.

“It’ll be excellent,” he continued. “Obviously we haven’t had a game for a couple of weeks, and as we wouldn’t have had any fans at home it will be nice to have the next two games with our fans behind us in the away end.

“The supporters travel well in their numbers, and I’m happy that they still have the ability to do that with these away fixtures.

“I’m sure that it will put a smile on everyone’s face when we walk out on Thursday evening, to see the fans standing there supporting us. Hopefully we can put on a performance to match their support.”