I Had To Return - Howe

Last updated : 13 October 2012 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

On his return to Dean Court, Eddie Howe held a press conference at the Club ahead of the League One encounter with Leyton Orient.

Howe is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on his return as saying that: "We are both really excited to be back and it is a great challenge for us to take on. Everyone knows the feelings we both have for the club. Everything is very different – the infrastructure, the resources and the expectations – and there will be a lot to take in over a short period of time. We know everyone will have to work very hard to improve the league position but we can’t wait to get started. Although our focus has been very much with Burnley over the past couple of years, it seems to have been a transitional period for Bournemouth. Having resources behind you presents a different challenge and I am aware of the potential pitfalls. It will be up to us to build a team and all our previous success was down to having team spirit and an identity. Although there will be some familiar faces to us, in some respects, we are starting afresh. We have to get the side performing as a team and working for one another. That will be the challenge we face and I am confident we can do it. We are certainly not underestimating the task in front of us. We have to improve results and we have to do it quickly. The record this season is reflected in the league position so we have a lot of work to do. But, with the group of players we have got, I am confident we can succeed. Regardless of what finances you have behind you, nobody will give you anything in football. There are some good clubs in this league and we respect the division. It is going to take a lot of hard work to achieve our aims and we will need everybody pulling in the same direction, the players, the staff and the supporters".

Eddie Howe