BBC Sport - Bournemouth: Captain Tommy Elphick calls for squad to dig deep

Cherries can compete - Elphick

Bournemouth captain Tommy Elphick admits his side will have to get used to "losing more games" as they prepare for their first Premier League season.

The Cherries defender says players and supporters will be key to ensuring his squad stick together.

"It's important we draw a line under last season, start believing we deserve to be in the Premier League and we can compete with these teams week in, week out," Elphick, 27, said.

Bournemouth begin their Premier League season at home against Aston Villa on 8 August.

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