Bournemouth boss Jason Tindall praised his striker Josh King when he scored a brace for his side in the 4-1 win over Oldham.
met the back of the net twice and ended his dry spell since July and contributed an assist to Rodrigo Riquelme.
Following the Norway international’s failure in sealing himself a transfer deal in the summer, King was rested much of the season due to injuries and sicknesses. In this month’s transfer window, the 28-year-old was offered a move from the Vitality Stadium; however, theBournemouth
was pleased with the way he performed.
Tindall said: “
It was important that Josh played today and got good minutes under his belt especially with the upcoming fixtures that we’ve got.
“He started off a little bit slower but grew into it and in the second half I thought he was a real handful and a real threat.
“He came off the pitch with two good goals and 90 minutes behind him. It was a really good afternoon for Josh King.
“I hope he’ll stay here. I’ve always said that until someone tells me otherwise, I am happy to have Josh King available for the football club and team.
“When King showed what he was capable of in the second half it was a positive sign moving forward.”
pushed through Bahamboula to deliver a penalty given by Will Dennis’s foul and he converted.
We weren’t good enough in the first half, we were well below our standard and well below the expectations we set ourselves,
” Tindall said.
We made a tactical change at half time and we came out and played much better. We controlled the second half and controlled the game – we probably should have scored another couple of goals.”
The clash was planned to be hosted by Oldham, but given the frozen condition of the pitch, the tie was agreed to be played at Vitality Stadium. Tindall believes
, Oldham’s boss, was satisfied with the switch.
I know Stephen Purches (Bournemouth assistant) was talking to Harry before the match and he was pleased that the game was moved to here. So, I don’t think they were too disappointed.
“Because there are no fans in the stadium it doesn’t really matter so much, you don’t really lose out on revenue.
“It something we didn’t expect, it was very unusual. It was made for the right reasons especially if it avoids a backlog of fixtures.
“From our point of view, it was nice not to travel and that we had the home fixture.”
Kewell, on the other hand, showed no complaints with the way his squad delivered.
It was a scrappy second goal and then we lost our complacency in a period of about 10 or 15 minutes. I think then that’s where they got us,
” he said.
Other than that I can’t fault my players. I thought in the first half I was quite surprised that we weren’t leading.
“I didn’t think they caused us any problems and we had enough chances to take the lead.
“Credit to them, they stuck into the game and the quality that they have in their team prevailed in the end.”