Fletcher hopes for stability
Bournemouth striker Steve Fletcher hopes the club can recover from their dire financial situation.
Last Updated: 08/10/09 3:40pm
Bournemouth striker Steve Fletcher is hoping the club can recover from their dire financial situation.
The Cherries are currently sitting pretty at the top of League Two but, despite a change in ownership, are far from financially secure.
Thirty-seven-year-old Fletcher, who has been at the club for 17 years in two separate spells, wants off-the-field problems to be sorted as soon as possible, but insists the players will not be distracted from the task on the pitch.
"It would be nice to have a little financial security but it hasn't happened much in 17 years and I can't see it coming any time soon," he told skysports.com.
"At least the people in charge now are pulling the club in the right direction and although it will take time, the club is making progress.
"There was one time last season when many felt that the club wouldn't survive so we've come a long way since then.
"We aren't in a great position financially, with the club in debt, so we need the fans to keep coming through the turnstiles and the best way to do that is to keep playing football and winning matches."
Bournemouth take on Chesterfield on Saturday, hoping to extend their lead at the top of the table, and Fletcher is hoping that the team do not suffer any more injuries because of the small squad at Victoria Park.
"It's not affecting us a great deal (the financial situation), apart from the fact that the gaffer can't add a couple of extra bodies if injuries start to take their toll," he added.
"We are light on numbers at the moment and there have been a number of games where we haven't been able to put seven players on the bench, and the assistant manager has had to come out of retirement."