Date: 31st August 2016 at 7:55am
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AFC Bournemouth defender Steve Cook believes the squad hold a ‘positive mental attitude’ which will help them get through the tough start to the new Premier League campaign.

The Cherries are currently second from bottom of the top flight of English football after an opening weekend defeat to Manchester United, a narrow defeat to West Ham United for their first league game at the Olympic Stadium and a 93rd minute equaliser costing the Cherries a victory away at Crystal Palace.

AFC Bournemouth are now in the midst of an international break and with the exception of Warren Cummings’ testimonial against AC Milan on Saturday, they will be concentrating on a potentially key game at home to West Brom on 10th September.

Cook told the Daily Echo

‘We’ve got a strong group who know how to handle setbacks. We’ve got a lot of games to play and there are certainly positives to come out of Crystal Palace game. More than negatives.

‘There’s no need to panic. We’re big enough and wise enough to know we can pick up points and I’m sure they will come and the goals and the clean sheets will come as well.

‘It’s all about positive mental attitude and we’ve certainly got that. We’re going to get our critics along the way, everyone is going to write us off like they always do. It’s down to us to prove ourselves on the pitch.

‘Every one of these players has been written off, the club has been written off but it’s what we thrive on and we’re stronger for it. We’re a unit, we’re all together and we will pick up wins.’

Your Say…

mark pike wrote…

‘What Have We Achieved in Transfers

Spent over £34 million on players none of whom can demand a first team start apart from Ibe who has yet to perform.We still concede late goals and still rely on Grabban to be the impact sub.
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