We Must Be Focussed - Howe

Last updated : 07 January 2013 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

With a Third Round replay to come on Tuesday 15th, and a small matter of a League match against Swindon Town this weekend, manager Eddie Howe insists that his players remain focussed on the matter in hand.

Speaking the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Howe was quoted as saying: "We must be mindful that we have still got a tough task ahead of us if we are to earn a trip to Macclesfield. Wigan are a Premier League club with some excellent players and we are expecting a stern challenge against them in the replay. Everybody wants a home tie in the FA Cup and the past two draws have not been kind to us in terms of distance. Macclesfield would be another long trip for our supporters but, of course, we would love to have to make it. They produced a very good result to knock out Cardiff in the third round yesterday. But we are now 17 matches unbeaten and are determined to continue building a winning mentality. The players have been magnificent and I can only praise them for their performances. For the upcoming week, our focus will be very much on facing Swindon in the league and aiming to carry on our form. We will be doing everything possible to ensure our run continues".