Date: 29th May 2017 at 6:27am
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AFC Bournemouth winger Junior Stanislas believes that Cherries manager Eddie Howe has improved every player with his coaching methods.

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.

During his time at Burnley he made over 100 appearances including 32 appearances during their promotion to the Premier League in 2013/14.

But declaring his desire to link back up with Eddie Howe, he signed for then Championship side AFC Bournemouth.

During Stanislas’ first season on the south coast the Cherries won the Football League Championship.

Stanislas however was not a key figure in the side, but his influence on the squad has risen since promotion to the Premier League, enjoying two excellent seasons.

Stanislas had a bit of a stop-start campaign this season, featuring in 21 Premier League games this season (18 starts), scoring 7 goals and making 5 assists.

Only Adam Smith and Ryan Fraser could match Stanislas’ assists statistics this season, however both players featured more during the season.

Smith played over double the amount of minutes as Stanislas (3099 in comparison to 1476) and Fraser playing 293 minutes more.

Stanislas told the Daily Echo

‘…I think he has stuck to his beliefs. He works hard on improving players and I think he is getting payback for that now.

‘He has a massive influence on the players. When you have worked with a coach every day, for as long as I have – and it is the same for the other boys who have come up through the divisions – you have that stability.

‘You know exactly what he wants from you and it is down to you to deliver it.

‘As players, we are improving under him. We have not made that many changes coming up through the leagues, so everyone has had to improve to cope with the demands of the Premier League.’

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Tinpot Club wrote…

Such an intelligent player and perhaps the only one in our squad capable of taking a decent set piece. Hopefully we can get him fully fit for next season as I feel he is an under appreciated part of our attack.Join the conversation here.

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