Wycombe Reaction - Cherries II

Last updated : 26 January 2009 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
On his return to Dean Court, Steve Fletcher was quoted on the Clubs Official Web Site as saying: "It was nice to get through the 90 minutes for my beloved AFC Bournemouth. It was helped being 3-1 up and the way the supporters were with me, because I was feeling tired for the last 15 minutes, but it was all worth it. I thought we were quality and deserved the win. The quality in to me during the game was superb. The first result I have always looked for since I left has been Bournemouth's and I've seen them play three times and in those games, I have felt they have been a little unfortunate. They needed a bit of spirit and a lift, because since I left, there has been a lot of doom and gloom around the place. The supporters, the players and the staff all need a lift and I hope that's what I can bring to the place. We need a feel good factor around the place and belief".

Fletch was also quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "The hardest thing for me when the ball is laid out wide is trying to keep up with someone as fast at Jake. I missed his cross by three or four inches, otherwise it would have been an unbelievable start. Just before we left the changing room, we got into a huddle and I thought Eddie was going to give us a monumental motivational speech. But he turned to Mike and told him to take it away. He then told us a joke about two rooks sitting in a tree at the Bournemouth Air Show! It inspired me in a weird way. I've never known anything like it in 20 years and it was something I will always remember. If any of the lads were nervous before the game, it certainly relaxed them".