Bournemouth's Simon Francis targets Brentford revenge

Simon Francis
Francis has made six appearances for the Cherries so far

Bournemouth defender Simon Francis says the club have a "score to settle" with Boxing Day opponents Brentford.

The Bees hammered the Cherries 6-0 at Griffin Park in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy last month.

"There's a score to settle there. All of the lads know we can't go there and repeat that performance," Francis, 26, told BBC Radio Solent.

"It was my first game and I was sitting on the bench and I knew that game did not reflect the quality we have."

Bournemouth boss Lee Bradbury accused his side of 'rolling over' after the heavy defeat.

Francis, who is on loan from League One leaders Charlton, is hopeful the Cherries can now recover from their 2-0 reverse at home to Sheffield United on Saturday.

"It'll be a tough test, which it always is over Christmas but we have to target being unbeaten in our next three games," he continued.

"We know Brentford will be hard and playing Yeovil and Wycombe, who are down at the bottom and fighting for their lives, will be very difficult."

Meanwhile, Bradbury has admitted his disappointment that midfielder Mark Molesley has told a local newspaper he wants a loan move away from Dean Court.

Molesley came on as an early substitute in Saturday's game having missed the last few weeks through injury.

"I'm disappointed he hasn't come to me himself and said anything," he said.

"He was chucked in early on Saturday because of Shaun Cooper's injury. He obviously feels he needs games but it isn't something I'd consider at this moment in time."

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