Ekong had a decent outing with Watford this season after joining from the Italian side Udinese at the begin of the season
“There is still a long way to go and we have to play Norwich and all the teams around us,” said the summer signing from Udinese. “I still think it’s difficult to say how many points we will need for automatic promotion. In the past it’s been between 75 and 90 points, so we want to reach that level before we start looking around at others.
“We’ve got a board up and just crossing off the wins we think we need. I know it’s a cliche, but we are taking each game as it comes and the coach is hammering that into us. We aren’t looking at any calculations.”
“It’s a massive game,” said Troost-Ekong, who has played 22 times this season. “Everyone probably highlighted this game at the start of the season and it still feels the same. Bournemouth are going through a rocky spell and they’ve had a change of manager, but we can’t think like that as that’s when banana skins come out.
“They are a quality team and every Championship game is hard. They have suffered some difficult moments, but they see this as a final, like we do. If we win this game we can really get a gap between us. It’s going to be a massive game.”
“The boys are really enjoying themselves,” said the 27-year-old. “When a team are mentally strong it is easy to get up for games and get to your best level if you are feeling good. There is a buzz around the place and you can see it every day at the training ground. Every day is an exciting day and everybody is believing what we are doing.”