Eddie Howe: Bournemouth need to improve decision-making

Eddie Howe
Bournemouth have not kept a clean sheet in five Championship games

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has said his side need to improve their decision-making after a run of four Championship games without a win.

The Cherries are six points off leaders Derby in fourth after defeat at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday, despite having 76% possession.

Andrew Surman scored early on but goals from Jamaal Lascelles and Henri Lansbury gave Forest a 2-1 win.

"We became desperate and that in turn leads to bad decisions," said Howe.

He continued to BBC Radio Solent: "As much as you want to score, you've still got to make the right decisions with the ball.

"If you look at the top teams playing at the very highest level they're still making good decisions and acting composed, and that's probably where we've made mistakes in the last two games."

Nottingham Forest celebrate against Bournemouth
Nottingham Forest's Jamaal Lascelles (right) is congratulated after scoring the equalising goal against Eddie Howe's side

Howe has been frustrated throughout the recent winless run with his side not making the most of their dominant possession.

"Forest played as the home team like an away side going to the Nou Camp," continued Howe.

"That's their prerogative - we need to make sure we've got the ammunition to break it down."

Despite their recent form Bournemouth remain joint fourth on points with in-form Norwich and Watford and four points behind second-placed Middlesbrough.

The Cherries will now look to get back to winning ways in home games against Blackburn and play-off chasing Wolves, and Howe is confident they can rediscover their form.

"We can either fade away or comeback strongly - we want to comeback strongly," he added.

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