Bartley: Unfazed

Last updated : 24 May 2008 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Marvin Bartley is hoping to play a key role in helping the Cherries gain promotion at the first attempt following their relegation to League Two.

Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Bartley is quoted as saying: "I've played in non-league and I don't think it gets any rougher than that. I think I've seen the worst of it so I shouldn't see anything that shocks me. I don't mind a tackle, as long as I'm winning the ball it's all right. I don't mind a bit of rough and tumble. I think everyone is willing to put their foot in and I think we'll have no problem coping with that. All the players have said the same as me - if everyone stays we'll have no problem bouncing back up. It just depends if the boys stay, which I hope they do".