With the Cherries first team seeing a massive amount of investment in recent times, with the associated increase in expectation levels, the first team needs to deliver - so says Marc Pugh.
The winger is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "There is a lot of expectancy from the supporters and there has been major investment in the club. We have brought in some big players and we need to perform. Although we had a shocking start last season, we put together a great run up to Christmas and it was looking really positive. We haven’t had the worst start in the world but need to start turning the draws into wins. It is frustrating not to play but the manager makes the decisions and you have got to respect that. He picks a team that he thinks is going to win and nobody is bigger than the club. Every player must fight for a place and then do everything to keep it. I felt I created some chances and got in some crosses against Brentford. I wasn’t myself in the second half because I was struggling with my thigh. It was just one of those things and you have got to grin and bear it. Hopefully, I can now get a good run in the team".