Cherries: Hollands insists side ready for the step up

07 March 2011 07:00
MAN of the match Danny Hollands paved the way for Cherries' latest triumph and then insisted: This club is ready for the next level.[LNB] Hollands, one of Cherries' most consistent goalscoring midfielders of recent times, bagged the opener during their 3-0 win over Oldham on Saturday.[LNB] His sixth league goal a header after 20 minutes equalled his return from the past two seasons, even though he has endured a stop-start campaign.[LNB] Hindered by hernia surgery during pre-season, Hollands was then restricted to a bit part due to the impressive form of central midfield pair Anton Robinson and Marvin Bartley.[LNB] But since Bartley's acrimonious departure to Burnley, Hollands has rediscovered his best and been an integral part of Cherries' success under Lee Bradbury.[LNB] The 25-year-old told the Daily Echo: It has been a tough five years for me since I have been here but I feel the club is as stable now as it has ever been.[LNB] We've got a good manager, a good group of players and we are all a good age. I think we are ready to push on and there is no reason why we shouldn't.[LNB] Hopefully, we can have a strong end to the season. We are in the driving seat and have just got to keep giving it our best, like we have in the past couple of seasons.[LNB] We were among the favourites to go down this season and a lot of people wrote us off. As a club and a team, we have continued to prove people wrong.[LNB] As players, we have shown we can compete with the best teams in this league and will continue to do so.[LNB] There is no better feeling in football than winning promotion. You could see what it meant to everybody last season and we want it again.[LNB] Hollands notched his 28th career goal before efforts from Michael Symes and Lauri Dalla Valle made it 10 games unbeaten under Bradbury and Steve Fletcher.[LNB] Boss Bradbury said: The difference between Danny and Marvin is that Danny scores goals and is a threat going forward. Marv was a combative midfielder, whereas, Danny can win you games or set you off on the right foot like he did against Oldham.[LNB]

Source: Bournemouth_Echo