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Steve Cook | Defensemen | #3

Team: Bournemouth
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/19/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 181

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There have been two consistent hallmark of Bournemouth results this season. One is coming from behind to secure points, no team has been better. The other is failing to keep clean sheets.
It has now been eight games since the Cherries kept their opponents scoreless, even though their form since Christmas has been on par with Top 6 teams. Steve Cook spoke about Bournemouth's recent run, revealing his frustration with having to come from behind so much because they have conceded: "I am not a huge fan of the fact we keep having to come from behind to win or draw because I am a defender and it means we are also conceding goals." He added: "It is horrible not keeping clean sheets. You pride yourself on them and we haven’t had one since Chelsea so it seems as if we are not doing our job correctly." Whilst Cook's sentiment is probably genuine, it's unreasonable to expect a sudden upturn in Bournemouth's clean sheet fortunes in the last games of the season. Apr 9 - 10:05 AM

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Bournemouth defender Steve Cook will be back in action sooner than was first expected.

The right-back had played 90 minutes in all of the Cherries' recent rich vein of form up until he limped off after 13 minutes on Saturday against Stoke City. While attempting a pass he pulled up suddenly and was forced off the pitch and replaced by Joshua King. The initial fears were that Cook would be out for an extended period with a serious tear but scans this week have shown the injury to be far less serious. Whilst he is unlikely to feature in GW27, he could return to action in time to face Newcastle on Feb 24th.
Feb 9 - 8:11 AM

Bournemouth are anxiously waiting to learn the extent of Steve Cook’s muscular injury.

The Cherries defender lasted just 13 minutes on Saturday after feeling his hamstring against Stoke. "We knew instantly he couldn’t continue," said manager Eddie Howe. Finding themselves behind to an early Xherdan Shaqiri goal, his withdrawal prompted a change in formation, with Josh King entering the fray and Fraser deputising for the hamstrung Cook. "Full credit to Fraser for playing at right-back. Although moving deeper is not new to him, he hasn’t done it so much in the Premier League." It was a move which ultimately paid off, as man-of-the-match King grabbed an equaliser before Jordon Ibe secured all three-points. Bournemouth travel to Huddersfield this weekend and Howe will be hoping for some good news as defensively his squad is beginning to look a little stretched. Adam Smith is all but ruled out due to a thigh problem, while Tyrone Mings [back] is no closer to a return having been sidelined since September.
Feb 7 - 7:33 AM

Bournemouth defender Steve Cook scored a header in injury time to force a replay with Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup.

Bournemouth, playing at home, went 2-0 down in the first-half and had to force their way back into the game from there. First Will Grigg, famed for being on fire, scored in the first few minutes for the Latics. Emerson Hyndman, one of eight changes to the Cherries' line-up, scored an own-goal after Nick Powell's cross deflected off him into his own net to increase the deficit. Eddie Howe brought on Ibe and Pugh at the interval to turn the tide in the game and this proved to be a successful move. Afobe and Steve Cook went close before Ibe's cross culminated in Mousset pulling back on for the PL side. Wigan 'keeper Walton made a succession of saves but couldn't save the day as Cook powered in a header from a Pugh cross in injury time. Bournemouth will know they should never have been dragged to a replay with League One opposition, but that is now the reality for them. Yet another game for a side fatigued after the festive fixtures.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 6 - 1:31 PM

Bournemouth stole three points from Newcastle in the dying moments of a 1-0 victory with a last-gasp goal from Steve Cook.

Just minutes before, the Cherries nearly scored the potential match-winner as Marc Pugh saw his shot escape Rob Elliot, hit Newcastle defender Ciaran Clark on the foot and carom off the post. But in the 92nd minute, defender Steve Cook came to the rescue with a powerful header off an Andrew Surman corner kick that gave the Cherries a crucial win to take all the way back across England from the Northeast, which also sees them leave the bottom three at least for a day and possibly for the next few weeks with 10 points.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 02:03:00 PM

Bournemouth defender Steve Cook has signed a new contract with the club which will tie him down until 2021.

The centre-back has been at the club since 2011, when he arrived from Brighton on what was originally a loan agreement which was made permanent. Cook was a vital part of Eddie Howe's starting XI this season, playing every minute of the 38 game Premier League season. He has racked up 231 appearances for the club since his arrival, contributing 15 goals in the process. Commenting on the deal, Cook said: "It has always been my plan to stay here as long as possible, so to be given the chance to do that is really pleasing... Myself and AFC Bournemouth have been the perfect match." His manager praised the defender, explaining that the contract was a deserved reward after a solid season. He also added that "[Cook] is a major part of [the club's] plans going forward."
Thu, May 25, 2017 07:54:00 PM

Steve Cook could miss up-to two weeks after he pulled out of the recent friendly win over Minnesota as a precaution.

Cook felt discomfort in his thigh during the warm-up on Wednesday and Eddie Howe decided not to risk his defender in the hope of avoiding any long term damage. Initial tests reveal that the 25-year-old -- who started all but two of last season’s Premier League matches – will only be side-lined for a fortnight. Meanwhile, there was better news regarding striker Benik Afobe who was injured in training recently: "Benik had a scan and everything looks good with the knee so we’re hopeful it’s not too bad," revealed the Bournemouth boss. Baily Cargill [groin] and Nathan Ake [rested] will also miss the game against Portsmouth on Saturday, but Andrew Surman and Ryan Fraser could return after they were omitted from the squad last time out.
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 06:13:00 PM

Bournemouth wasted no time in starting its offseason plans, signing defender Steve Cook to a new long-term contract.

The center-half earned his keep in his first Premier League season, playing the full 90 minutes in 34 of the 35 Premier League appearances he made this season. Cook signed a three-year contract to keep him at the Vitality Stadium through the 2019 season after joining the club in 2011, initially on loan from Brighton. The 25-year-old recorded four goals and two assists on top of his defensive duties in the club's first season in the Premier League.
Sat, May 21, 2016 04:17:00 PM

Steve Cook picked up a knock during AFC Bournemouth's draw with Everton last weekend but the center back will likely recover in time to play against Chelsea tomorrow.

Cook had to leave at halftime and was replaced by Adam Smith, with the latter scoring one of the three goals that lifted the Cherries from a certain loss to earn a point. Cook is ahead of Smith in the pecking order and will likely be favored if passed fit to partner Sylvain Distin, but it is a situation to avoid in either circumstance with Bournemouth facing a tough test at Stamford Bridge.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 10:59:00 AM

AFC Bournemouth were punished for a lacklustre start at St Marys’ on Sunday as the Cherries’ made two enforced changes for the game against their local rivals. Goalkeeper Artur Boruc missed out because of a thigh problem while previous ever-present Steve Cook was also absent.

Adam Federici came in for his second Premier League appearance of the season with Adam Smith starting at right-back as injuries forced a defensive reshuffle. Simon Francis partnered Sylvain Distin in the heart of the back four having lost Cook to an ankle injury during the build-up to game week eleven. Bournemouth are hovering precariously above the relegation zone with just 1 win from eight and with an ever-growing injury list their squad is becoming stretched. The full extent of the Cook injury is not yet known but Boruc should return in GW12, if not, then certainly after the break. However, on a brigher note Harry Arter did make his PL debut on Sunday and captain Tommy Elphick confirmed his rehab is going well.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 06:40:00 AM