Date: 20th January 2015 at 8:09am
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AFC Bournemouth assistant manager Jason Tindall believes the Cherries are enjoying the pressure of being the Championships pace setters.

Despite it being very tight at the top of the second tier in English football, the Cherries have remained the Championship leaders since the second week of December.

Five wins in six games have maintained that place, however the Cherries remain only one point ahead of second place Ipswich Town and only eight points clear from dropping outside of the play-off places.

With the Cherries trip to 20th placed Leeds United brought forward due to AFC Bournemouth’s trip to Aston Villa in the FA Cup on Sunday, the Cherries have a chance to extend their lead at the top this (Tuesday) evening.

Middlesbrough are the only side in the top half who are also playing tonight.

Tindall told

‘…Everywhere you go teams will be looking at you to see if you can sustain that level of performance and continue to win.

“Going to places like Leeds, people will see it as a game that Bournemouth should win, so it does carry that little bit of extra pressure but it`s a pressure that we are enjoying at the minute.

“We believe we are a good side – we are top of the league at this stage of the season for a reason, because our performances have been better than everybody else on a consistent basis.

“What we need to do now is make sure that continues to happen, we don`t lose our focus and we continue to work really hard to get the performances that have got us in this position.”

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