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Howe to keep faith in squad

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe will keep faith with his Championship-winning squad rather than investing in big-money signings when they play in the English top flight for the first time in their 116-year history next season.

Bournemouth were crowned second-tier champions on Saturday after a 3-0 win over Charlton Athletic helped them finish the season with 90 points, one ahead of Watford, who conceded in stoppage time to draw 1-1 with Sheffield Wednesday.

Howe's attentions have now turned to the Premier League and he said: "I don't believe in wholesale changes in the close season. I don't believe in not giving the players a chance to show whether they are good enough. Ultimately they have to take that opportunity.