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​Bournemouth captain Francis asks fans to desist from jeers

Bournemouth captain Simon Francis is hoping that his side's fans will remain positive for the rest of the Premier League season.

When Bournemouth were struggling against Newcastle, the club's fans were jeering the players in an attempt to show their dissatisfaction.

The Cherries did recover to draw 2-2, but Francis was not happy with the jeers from fans.

He was asked in a post-game interview whether he was surprised by the jeers, and he said: "Slightly, because of the great run we have been on.

"We know how important our fans have been over the years and they are a massive reason, if not the only reason, the club is here today.

"All those years ago, they put their hands in their pockets and helped the club survive and stay afloat so I can't mention enough how good they have been over the past few years.

"But let's not forget the run we were on recently. I know the Huddersfield performance wasn't good enough and I apologised in my programme notes and know the manager did as well.

"People got up very early on Sunday morning and travelled all that way for us and our away support has been phenomenal this season.

"To get booed off at half-time was disappointing, not by all the fans of course. We are trying our hardest and are not a group of players who are going to chuck in the towel.

"That's not what we did at Huddersfield and that's not what we did against Newcastle. If we could get the same support for the whole game like we did in the last 20 minutes then it would help us turn round results quicker."

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