Maloney wary of Cherries

Shaun Maloney after the Community Shield
Shaun Maloney after the Community Shield
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SHAUN Maloney doesn’t think Bournemouth’s thrashing against Watford last week means anything in terms of preparing for tomorrow’s game against Latics.

The Cherries travelled to Vicarage Road where they came away on the wrong end of a 6-1 hammering.

But the 30-year-old, who played 86 minutes for Scotland against England on Wednesday, isn’t taking that into consideration.

“It’ll be a tough game,” insisted Maloney. “The majority of games we play away from home will be difficult.

“Their result at the weekend, I don’t think, will have too much bearing on it.

“It will be a hard match, they’re a decent side and we’ll have to be at our best.”

Maloney is looking forward to linking up with new teammate Grant Holt once again tomorrow.

The pair both found the back of the net against Barnsley on the opening day and the Scot says he is hoping to help the former Norwich man score plenty more for Latics.

Maloney added: “He’s really good to play with in the way that he is very selfless, if I go beyond him he will fill in for me and that’s appreciated.

“I hope he does do very well for us, I think he will.

“Hopefully I can play my part in him scoring a lot of goals.”