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Howe still holds relegation concerns

8th March 2019, 12:52 by Tom McGarry

Eddie Howe says Bournemouth's Premier League survival is not yet secured and he is worried about being dragged into a relegation fight.

The Cherries have spent the majority of the season sitting comfortably in mid-table and they will head into the weekend in 12th place, a full nine points clear of the relegation zone.

It certainly doesn't look likely the south coast club will be dragged into a relegation battle but, after picking up just one point from their last five games, Howe remains concerned about their survival chances.

"We recognise now that games are running out for us and we're in a position where our safety isn't secured and we're losing distance with the teams above us," Howe told reporters.

"There's still a gap but until you're away from that area [relegation] but you have to look at it game by game. We're looking upwards at the teams we want to catch but we have to win games."

Bournemouth have a great chance to return to winning ways on Saturday when they travel to the John Smith's Stadium to take on bottom club Huddersfield and Howe is desperate to start building some positive momentum.

He added: "We're absolutely desperate to do it and I think it's important we do it quickly, we want that momentum back in our performances."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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