Eddie Howe: Bournemouth must counter "stubborn defence"

Eddie Howe
Howe's Bournemouth have scored 65 goals in 31 league games this season

Manager Eddie Howe says Bournemouth must find a way to counter defensive tactics, after they were held in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Huddersfield.

The Cherries are the division's top scorers with 65 goals in 31 games but could only convert one of their 20 shots on goal against the Terriers.

Yann Kermorgant's effort was cancelled out by James Vaughan's finish.

"We've got to be better at breaking down stubborn defences," Howe told BBC Radio Solent.

"We've got to be better at playing against a half packed with defenders but teams have the right to play however they want against us.

"It's up to us to find the solutions to those problems. We're going to have to get used to that, it's not going to change."

League leaders Bournemouth have only lost two games in the Championship since the beginning of October and are unbeaten in four games.

However their last two matches have seen them throw away a lead to draw and Howe wants to address the issue.

"We scored twice against Derby and got our noses in front but were pegged back and we did again today," he added.

"So we have to look at that from our perspective or we aren't doing our jobs properly and see if we can find a solution.

"There's not a one immediately jumping out at me, we play the way we do it's very successful.

"The goals for column will tell us that's working, but there are a couple of frailties that have been evident this season and we'll make sure we work on them and make them disappear."

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