Cherries: Feeney ready for the middle men

02 April 2010 07:00
LEVEL-headed Liam Feeney insists Cherries will guard against complacency as their promotion bandwagon prepares to enter the unpredictable comfort zone.

Flying winger Feeney knows Cherries' credentials will face a stern test at the start of this month when, in the space of 11 days, they meet three teams in the safety net.

League Two rivals Bradford, Lincoln and Hereford are all but clear of relegation and also unlikely to reach the play-offs as the season nears its conclusion.

Sandwiched between the Bantams and the Bulls visiting Dean Court tomorrow and on Tuesday, April 13, respectively, Cherries face the Imps at Sincil Bank.

Their trip to Lincoln on April 10 comes just five days after another gruelling awayday, a long-haul trip to runaway leaders Rochdale on Easter Monday.

Feeney told the Daily Echo: People will look at these games and think they haven't got anything to play for but it couldn't be further from the truth because they are banana skins.

We can't take anybody lightly and think they aren't going to try to win. Every team we play between now and the end of the season will want to finish as high as they can.

Bradford recently brought in a new manager and their results have picked up. They will come here full of confidence and we will need to be fully focused, as we are with every game.

Londoner Feeney, who recently penned a new contract at Dean Court, has been one of Cherries' leading lights since boss Eddie Howe plucked him from Salisbury in January 2009.

He added: I have come up through the leagues and it has been a long and hard-working process for me. Moving to Bournemouth was a dream come true and winning promotion would be great.

Source: Bournemouth_Echo