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Groves warning for Arter

26 August 2012

Bournemouth manager Paul Groves has warned Harry Arter to cut out the petulance following the midfielder's dismissal in his side's 1-1 home draw with Preston.

Arter, 22, was sent off for two yellow cards in the first half before Bournemouth defender Tommy Elphick's headed goal early in the second period was cancelled out by Preston substitute Akpo Sodje in the 76th minute.

Groves said: "He's shown good energy and good quality at times and has an enthusiastic desire to his game, closing players down and making challenges.

"But he's got to address this problem of collecting yellow cards. There's a petulant side to his game and he's got to sort it out.

"He was initially booked for kicking the ball away, which is stupid, and then again five minutes later for a challenge."

Preston manager Graham Wesley felt his side did enough to warrant all three points.

He said: "I'm not sure what the possession count was, but we dominated and stretched them in the two wide areas.

"It was a disappointment to lose Lee Holmes [gashed left knee] and when Bournemouth went down to 10 men they were prepared to sit down and take it.

"I thought we built our play well. You could say we weren't clinical in the final third, but at the same time the patient possession and the passing we showed did create enough moments for us to have won it.

"This is a brand new squad that's come together - most of the team have come through to door in the summer - we've passed the ball well and defended well, the fluency and edge in the final third will come.

"It takes time. They are showing a great will to win."


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