AFC Bournemouth assistant manager Jason Tindall has confirmed that the Cherries will once again make wholesale changes to the starting XI for the EFL Cup.
In recent seasons AFC Bournemouth have made sweeping changes for both the FA Cup and the League Cup (recently re-branded as the EFL Cup).
In previous campaigns the Cherries have made up to eleven full changes and could make full change this (Tuesday) evening.
The side is likely to see Adam Federici step in for Artur Boruc in goal, whilst new signings Marc Wilson and Brad Smith could feature in defence. As too could Tyrone Mings, for his first experience of competitive football in over a year following his knee injury.
New signings Emerson Hyndman and Lewis Cook could also feature in midfield, whilst Lys Mousset may have an opportunity to impress either up front or outwide.
Tindall told the Daily Echo…
‘…We’ve always made changes in cup competitions. We’re great believers in the players we’ve got in our squad and we will always pick a team we feel is going to win the game.
‘Having a bigger squad is great and it’s a position we’ve never really been in before. We’re very fortunate to have a lot of good players available to us.
‘Every time you put on the shirt it’s an opportunity to show everyone what a good player you are, whether you have been in the team for the past three or four weeks or if it’s your first opportunity.
‘You have a duty to perform to the best of your ability and we’re confident the guys who are chosen will do that…’
‘Team v Preston
11 changes I reckon, I actually like rotation and think it would serve us much better if he actually played his new signings in the league more and dropped those who have been poor.
4-4-2 v Preston
B.Smith Ake Mings M.Wilson
Pugh Gosling L.Cook Gradel
Subs – Allsop, Jordan, Grabban, Wilshere, Harfield, Fraser, Hyndman
A team capable of winning the match containing £20m+ worth of signings, I expect them to be hungry to prove that they can do better than a few of our under performers currently (Surman & Daniels especially) and get back to winning ways with hopefully with 3 or 4 goals scored. – Join the conversation here.
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