Junior Stanislas has proven to be an influential figure for the Cherries in recent seasons.
The 28-year-old attacker has scored against Everton, Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur since AFC Bournemouth’s promotion to the Premier League.
Overall he has been directly involved in 24 goals, scoring 15 times in the top flight of English football and taken 9 assists from 61 Premier League appearances (52 starts).
Unfortunately, however, Stanislas has struggled with injuries.
Last season alone he struggled with hamstring and groin problems before suffering anterior ligament damage to his left knee which required surgery.
He is yet to return from that injury, but last week AFC Bournemouth rewarded him with a new and improved contract until the summer of 2021.
Stanislas obviously remains in AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe’s long-term plans, but just how easily will Stanislas get back into the side with Ryan Fraser and David Brooks looking so good in the wide positions?
Stanislas told afcb.co.uk…
“It’s a nice feeling to get rewarded for some good work over the last couple of years,”
“As soon as it was there I wanted to get it signed and then get my head down and start focusing on improving over the next few years as well.
“I spoke to the gaffer and he was keen to get something done and signed. That shows the faith the manager has put in me – that is something that I really appreciate.
“I just try to do my best every time I get out on the pitch and help the team, whether that be assisting goals, scoring them or contributing to the team’s success. I plan to do that again this season, and maybe take it to another level.”
Always been something of a conundrum for me. Couldn’t get near the first team squad in the Championship (and when he did he was garbage, what was the game where he ran ahead of Brett and then tapped the ball in and was rightly given offside?) but often looks a more than decent player and our only dead ball threat at Premier league level.
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