Howe Short Of Striking Options

04 September 2010 03:18
Manager Eddie Howe might have to shuffle his pack for the trip to the Galpharm Stadium. With Symes, Fletcher, Lovell all out through injury, manager Eddie Howe will have to shuffle his pack for the trip to the Galpharm Stadium to face Huddersfield Town. Eddie Howe is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "Both Michael and Josh have been excellent when they’ve played and we’d like to get them both fit. We’ll wait and see who’s available. Josh is making good progress from his calf problem and Symesey is making slower progress from his shoulder problem. Whether or not either will be involved, we don’t know yet. Big Steve Fletcher is close. He’s getting closer all the time. He hasn’t trained yet so we’re not sure quite where he is until he trains, but he’s knocking on the door. Steve Lovell is still some distance off.  Lyle Taylor is getting fitter all the time – he’s been out for a long time with his ankle problem. I think people saw on Tuesday what he can bring to the table when he’s fit and ready. Jayden did well on Tuesday. All things considered, I thought he was excellent. When you consider where he is in his development – we still feel he’s got a lot of potential and a lot of improving to do – I thought it was a good display. For a 16-year-old to come in like that on his home debut with a lot of pressures involved, I thought he acquitted himself really well and it all bodes well for the future for him".