Scott Parker was forced to be flexible and to adapt in order to achieve three points as his side put in a resilient performance against fellow promotion hopefuls QPR.
The Irish international showed last night he is worthy of the starting place in the team, as he made quick reaction saves whilst being assured and collected within his box.
Parker was sure to praise him as he expressed:
“The keeper came to the fore and pulled out some massive saves.
“He has come a long way in a short space of time. He was big for us tonight.”
The victory was not as a result of pretty football, but it came down to timely tactics and a realisation of what needed to be done. Parker is a coach who has achieved promotion from the Championship before, so he understands the certain elements needed in such games as last night in order to be successful. In combination with the excellent defending and fortitude from his players, Bournemouth now continue as one of two unbeaten sides. The Cherries have now sent out a big message that they have all that it takes to achieve success this year.