AFC Bournemouth winger Junior Stanislas has declared that he will be fit for the upcoming fixture against former club Burnley at Dean Court on Saturday.
AFC Bournemouth completed the signing of Junior Stanislas from Burnley on a free transfer in June 2014.
It was the second time Eddie Howe had signed Stanislas, initially signing him whilst at Burnley in August 2011 from West Ham.
Coming through the youth system at West Ham, the winger made 47 appearances and played for England at under 19’s, 20’s and 21 level.
During his time at Burnley he made over 100 appearances including 32 appearances during their promotion to the Premier League in 2013/14.
Declaring his desire to link back up with Eddie Howe he initially signed a three year contract at Dean Court.
The now 27 year old has since made 65 appearances for the Cherries in all competitions, including 19 Premier League appearances this season where he has scored 5 times and earned 5 assists.
Stanislas told afcb.co.uk…
‘All you can do is put in the performances that let the manager know that you’re ready to play, I feel I’ve been training well in recent weeks, the boys have been playing really well and picking up performances so nine times out of ten the manager’s going to keep the same side.
‘That’s fine, we just have to keep our heads down and get back into the starting 11.’
The winger came off towards the end of the game with what looked like a potential hamstring injury, however Stanislas has allayed those fears…
‘I’m fine, it’s just cramp, I’ve had a few injuries in recent weeks and not played as much football so I think it’s one of those ones where I ran quite hard in the first half and it caught up with me towards the end of the game.
‘I’ll work hard this week and hopefully it won’t happen again next week.’
If junior could stay fit he would be a key player for us. Unfortunately every injury sets him back so many games. – Join the conversation here.
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