Elphick eyes Goldsands fortress

The ten-man Cherries had to settle for a draw with Preston on

Saturday after Elphick had headed the home side into the lead. That

result was Bournemouth’s second home draw in the space of five days

and Elphick believes travelling teams will not enjoy playing on the

south coast this season.

“We’ve had three hard games but we are unbeaten this season, and

it’s important to keep that record intact for as long as we can,”

Elphick told the club’s official website.

“If we can make this [the Goldsands] a bit of a fortress and all

get behind each other, then we will do well this season.”

The 24-year-old, who returned from a lengthy spell on the

sidelines earlier this summer, added: “It was nice to score after

being injured for so long. It was a feeling I had kind of

forgotten.”