Date: 8th August 2016 at 6:44am
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AFC Bournemouth ended their pre-season schedule undefeated with victory over French Ligue 1 side Angers.

The Cherries have faced clubs from the United States of America, Spain, France and clubs at League Two and Championship level.

They have played both Reading and Cardiff inside 24 hours and have ended the run of games with a draw against Valencia in midweek at Dean Court and a 1-0 win against Angers in France.

Chelsea loanee Nathan Ake was the only player to be involved in both games against Valencia and Angers.

Marc Pugh returned to the side and scored what would turn out to be the winner very early on.

Others in contention for a starting role against Manchester United on the opening weekend of the Premier League season included Charlie Daniels, Harry Arter and Callum Wilson.

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told

‘It was a good test against Angers, Coming here we knew it would be a difficult assignment for us, whenever you play different teams with different styles its always a good test.

‘They were a big, strong and athletic side and I thought we coped with it very well. We started brightly with a deserved goal but it became scrappy after that.

‘Pre-season is all about minutes and fitness to prepare yourself for that first game, but it is nice if you can get results along the way.

‘That breeds confidence and I can’t deny that I’m delighted we’ve won today and have remained unbeaten in pre-season.’

Your Say…

AlGard wrote…

Just got back

Competent, but run of the mill friendly. Nothing to be gained in the last 20 minutes by bringing on players who will never feature this season. League cup maybe.

Defence rarely tested, and the FACT that Angers offered little does not prove we have a decent back 4.

Who knows who will start next week. But an up for it Man Utd will p*** on our defence.

Dress it up how you like troops….But I was there.

It ain’t that great right now.
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