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23 August 2013

Mark expecting different test against Bournemouth

Mark Robins is enjoying watching his side as they have made a promising start to the Sky Bet Championship and wants to see more of the same on Saturday.

Spirits are high within the camp according to Robins following four points from three tough opening fixtures, and a first league victory at Millwall last week.

“Confidence is high,” he said. “We played impressively last weekend and used the ball well. We did everything that we needed to do and the clean sheet was particularly pleasing. 

“The players are enjoying what we are trying to do and they understand their roles and responsibilities,” he continued. “We will continue to try and tweak things and improve, but it is still early days. I want the players to continue in the same vein, but also try and step up a gear. 

“It was good to see James (Vaughan) on the score sheet again as his good form continues, but I would like to see another name on the score sheet. We have got plenty of players within the squad who can score goals.

“We are looking forward to Saturday’s game because we are enjoying what we are doing.”

The Cherries have made an equally impressive start to life back in the Championship with victories over Charlton and Wigan. 

“Bournemouth are playing with plenty of confidence and have some momentum behind them,” said Mark. “They are a good side and Eddie (Howe) is a good manager; he has experience in this league. It will be an interesting and good game. They will provide a different threat to the one that Millwall posed.

“They try and do things the right way, but I don’t see it being an open, end to end game. It will come down to how we perform; we are at home and want to entertain the supporters.”  

To finish, Mark reported good news on the injury front.

“James Vaughan is fine and in fairness we have one or two coming back. A couple of them have bumps and bruises but you would expect that.” 

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