Cherries Not About To Break The Bank

Last updated : 01 January 2014 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

With the January transfer window now open for business, it's been made clear that AFC Bournemouth are not about to go mad splashing the cash in their maiden season in the Championship.

Manager Eddie Howe, is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "It is easy to be critical when you don’t get three points but you have to look at the bigger picture. I have been pleased with our performances and, if you can maintain those high levels, you will win games. It was frustrating we couldn’t make the most of our opportunities against Ipswich but we are not going to find an instant solution. The calibre of player that would make a difference to us is going to cost millions of pounds. We have a wage restriction with the financial fair play and also with the structure as the squad stands. To bring in the type of striker who would complement what we have and take us to the next level is going to be way out of our league. We need to work with the players we have and make them better, which is what we strive to do every day. We have very good players so need to be selective about what, if any, business we do in January because the squad is doing well at the moment. I am not ruling out making signings but they would have to fit in with what we are trying to do".