Cherries: Bradbury backing under-fire Ings

08 April 2011 07:00
BOSS Lee Bradbury voiced his support for Danny Ings and backed the rookie striker to become a great player for Cherries.[LNB] Ings has produced a series of eye-catching performances in his debut campaign as a professional.[LNB] The homegrown forward, who does not turn 19 until July, was thrust into the heat of Cherries' promotion battle after the exit of Josh McQuoid.[LNB] Ings has showed plenty of promise but has hit just three league goals in his 17 starts.[LNB] His role has been the topic of discussion after a number of near misses in recent appearances against Charlton Athletic and Bristol Rovers.[LNB] Bradbury admits a lot has been asked of the 18-year-old but insists he will come good.[LNB] He said: We do a lot of finishing in training and the strikers are great in training and just need to put that into games.[LNB] Ingsy is a young lad and people forget how young he is.[LNB] He has come into high-pressured games where you have got to take your chances and, unfortunately for him, he hasn't done that of late.[LNB] But he does a great job for the team and works so hard. He creates a lot of his own chances because of the work rate he puts in and his willingness to run in behind people.[LNB] He has been brilliant and I think, given a little bit more time, he will be a great player for the club.[LNB] Bradbury faces a selection dilemma in the attacking positions ahead of tomorrow's Dean Court clash against Tranmere Rovers (3pm), with a number of players vying for a starting place, including experienced frontman Steve Lovell.[LNB] Steve is back fit and he is a player that has played at a higher level than this and with three or four times the size of the crowds and expectations, said Bradbury.[LNB] That is something he could handle and he is a good finisher. He has got a calm head on his shoulders and works very hard as well. We are spoiled for choice at the moment.[LNB] Cherries will be bidding to end a six-match winless run this weekend when they face relegation threatened Tranmere.[LNB] Club captain Warren Cummings (ankle) could be fit enough to challenge for a starting place. Bradbury reported that Michael Symes (groin) was set for a further week to 10 days on the sidelines, with Rhoys Wiggins (buttock) and Jon Stewart (calf) also struggling.[LNB]

Source: Bournemouth_Echo