AFC Bournemouth winger Junior Stanislas hopes that he is about to put his injury problems behind him following his return against Chelsea.
Stanislas had missed the defeats to Southampton and Burnley and the victory over Leicester City through an ankle injury.
But Stanislas returned ahead of schedule as a second half substitute against Premier League leaders Chelsea.
When fit, Stanislas has proved to be one of AFC Bournemouth’s most important creative players, scoring three times and claiming three assists in his nine Premier League appearances before Boxing Day.
Stanislas told the Daily Echo…
‘…I have to take it step by step so, hopefully, the next step is to start a game and help the team move forward.
“It was frustrating to miss a few weeks, but I`m glad to be back ahead of schedule. We thought it was going to be a bit longer. The fitness team have been great and it was good to be back out there (against Chelsea).”
‘It seems like every time I get back and get going, I encounter a little setback so it`s frustrating, Hopefully now the injuries are behind me and I can get my head down, get back in the side and start contributing again…’
‘Swansea will be desperate for a result against us. We’ve been turned over by Burnley, Boro and Sunderland recently so this will be one they’ll really be up for and hoping to use as a chance to kickstart their season.
I really think we have to go in on the front foot with three proper attacking wide players. I understand the Smiths (against Chelsea) but neither of them should start in that position against Swansea.
I’d go with:
A Smith Cook Ake Daniels
I suspect Wilson will start though and King will be shoved out wide again on one of the sides. – Join the conversation here.
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