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Scott Parker issues Bournemouth warning as Nottingham Forest eye 2nd spot

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Scott Parker has claimed that there are still areas his side could improve on going into the final three games of the season.

The Bournemouth boss was disappointed following a 3-3 draw away to Swansea City on Tuesday night.

The dropped points saw Nottingham Forest lose the gap to the Cherries to within three points, with the two teams set to meet each other before the end of the campaign.

Steve Cooper’s side earned a 1-0 away win against Championship league leaders Fulham to keep the pressure on Bournemouth.

Yet it could’ve been worse on Tuesday, but for two late goals from Dominic Solanke and Kieffer Moore, which earned a comeback point having been 3-1 down after 80 minutes.

Parker has insisted that the team just needs to maintain their top two position, but believes his team needs to improve to do so.

“We need to maintain where we are,” said Parker, via Nottinghamshire Live.

“We have another big game now in Blackburn away, then we play Forest and Millwall.

“I have always stated this season will be ups and downs and blips along the way. It’s going to be a tight remaining part of it.

“But it’s honestly irrelevant. We need to get better in certain areas – that was clear tonight.

“Then there’s other areas we need to keep pushing and going.”

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Bournemouth and Forest both have three games left in the regular season with everything still to play for.

Huddersfield Town are also in the mix, but have played a game more than either side.

The Cherries lead Carlos Corberan’s side by three points.

Up next for Bournemouth is a trip to Blackburn Rovers on April 30.

The Verdict

This was an unneeded couple of points dropped away to Swansea, who are in good form but not chasing anything in the league table.

It was an absolute must-win game that now puts a lot more pressure on the final three matches of the campaign.

The clash between Bournemouth and Forest now feels like a play-off to avoid the play-offs, but Cooper’s side have all the momentum going into the meeting.

If Parker wants his team to improve then it will have to happen quickly, otherwise they risk ending up in the play-offs.


Irish sports writer

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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