Elphick backs Bournemouth to take League One title

Bournemouth skipper Tommy Elphick has urged his teammates to go on and win the League One title after winning promotion to the Championship reports BBC Sport.

The Cherries take on Tranmere next weekend knowing victory will definitely secure them the League One title.

“It’s a great feeling,” defender Elphick told BBC Radio Solent. “The title is there for the taking now so we will remain professional and go again against Tranmere away.”

Experienced centre-back Elphick arrived from Championship side Brighton in the summer and has been ever-present in the heart of Bournemouth’s defence, and has so far made 38 appearances.

The Brighton born defender has become very popular with the fans at the Goldsands stadium, which led to him winning the clubs player of the season award for this season.

Elphick continued: “The task was always to get promoted and we’ve done that, so to come up as champions would be even better.”

The defender admitted their achievement was that much more incredible considering the club were in the relegation zone when Eddie Howe took over in October.

“When you look back it is pretty unbelievable what we have done. We assembled a good squad in the summer, it was always going to take time.”

“Eddie came in and gave us a new sense of directions and little targets. This squad is so young and there is plenty more to come we are improving all the time.”

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