Championship Preview: Bournemouth Prepared to Release Johnson at Ipswich
Kenwyne Johnson is placed to create his Bournemouth debut at Ipswich Town on Friday as Eddie Howe’s side begin their final push for that Premier League.
Cardiff City striker Johnson became a member of the Championship leaders on loan before the finish of year a week ago as Howe strengthened his squad in front of their last seven games from the campaign.
Johnson has scored 11 league goals this year, and Howe is confident he is able to result in the difference against sixth-placed Ipswich – who sit just six points adrift of Bournemouth.
“To obtain one [a striker] of Kenwyne’s experience and quality, I am delighted using the signing,” Howe told the club’s official website. “Hopefully he may have a big impact.
“I believe he’s different. He’s a large presence, he’s a large strong lad, they know in which the goal is and technically he’s good too that is essential for all of us.
“I simply think he’s a choice to possess in a key stage of year for all of us, and when he is able to inspire us to more points then It is going to be really worth getting him in.”
Elsewhere within the race for promotion, second-placed Watford visit battling Derby County, who’ve dropped to fifth carrying out a run of six games without victory.
Middlesbrough, who sit only a point adrift of Bournemouth in third, host relegation-threatened Wigan Sports, while Norwich City visit Brighton and Hove Albion.
Only six points separate the very best six in front of a thrilling finale, and situations are just as interesting at the end.
Blackpool may find themselves relegated on Saturday when they would lose at Bolton Wanderers and Rotherham U . s . beat Birmingham City at St Andrews 24 hrs earlier.
Millwall and Wigan would be the other two sides presently occupying the relegation places, plus they face tough challenges on Friday using the former facing London rivals Charlton Sports while Wigan visit Middlesbrough.
You will see another London derby at Craven Cottage with play-off hopefuls Brentford Fulham’s visitors.
Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest entertain Baby wolves, Sheffield Wednesday host Huddersfield Town, Blackburn Rovers visit Leeds U . s . and Studying play Cardiff.