Manager Eddie Howe has called on his troops to improve their home form, being quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "Our away form has been slightly better than our home form recently and I think that’s down to the fact that teams at home have the onus on them to attack. We’ve found that ideal for our game – counter attacking and hitting teams on the break. At home, when the onus is on us, I think we’ve got to be better on the ball, more clinical and take our chances when they come".
Reflecting on the 0-0 draw against Dagenham & Redbridge, Howe goes on to say: "Dagenham played very compact and put eight men behind the ball. That’s not to say they came for a point because I don’t think they did, but it’s difficult to break down. We need to be better. We need to know that’s the challenge ahead of us and we need goals from all over the pitch".