Date: 13th August 2007 at 10:06am
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AFC Bournemouth manager Kevin Bond believes the last piece of the jigsaw is a new striker.

The Cherries put in a fantastic performance at Forest on Saturday.

While Begovic and Pearce (who was played out of position) looked nervous at times, Ryan Garry and Josh Gowling put in mighty performances in the centre of defence, while the midfield quartet of Gradel, Telfer, Anderton and O’Connor complemented Jo Kuffour, with some exciting movement and pace.

The Cherries lacked that bit extra up front and Brett Pitman isn’t the man to win headers and hold up the ball or stretch the defence with sheer pace.

Sam Vokes looked stronger and battled well up front on his own after Kuffour had been dropped back into midfield.

But another striker is needed and Bond highlighted this problem before the game in the Daily Echo

‘I’m happy with what we’ve got although it’s been well documented that we would still like another striker. I know some people have been panicking, but that was something I couldn’t afford to do. By and large, I always hoped we would get the players we wanted and we have.’