Cherries: Howe and Tindall on Shrews test
Cherries' managerial duo have dismissed the prospect of last season's hammering at the Prostar Stadium having an effect on their team tomorrow. Last term, during Jimmy Quinn's reign, Cherries endured an afternoon to forget at the Shropshire venue as they were on the receiving end of a 4-1 thumping. But with a lot of water having passed under the bridge since, manager Eddie Howe does not expect that to play on his charges' minds when they take on high-flying Shrewsbury Town (3pm). He said: I don't think that will have much effect so much has happened since then and that is history now. We'll be looking to put on a good performance and follow up the good performance from Tuesday. The challenge now is to add more consistency to our play and try to put a little run together. We are coming to the stage of the season where a few teams are in good form having won six or seven in a row and that type of run can make or break a season now. Assistant boss Jason Tindall, who was Quinn's number two last time Cherries travelled to Shrewsbury, added: It was a difficult day. We got well and truly beaten. They battered us, especially in the first half, and rightly won the game. But we've come a very long way since then. Howe is expecting a tough test against Paul Simpson's outfit, who have lost just twice in 11 league games. He said: They are on a good run and are one of our rivals, so it is a really important game for us. Howe confirmed that was not expecting to welcome back any of his injured stars and added that in-form midfielder Danny Hollands, who sat out Tuesday's win over Barnet with a knee problem, was again set to be sidelined.
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