Bournemouth v Huddersfield preview

Date published: Sunday 8th April 2012 2:28

Bournemouth will continue to be without Matt Tubbs who underwent an operation on his hamstring last week. The procedure was successful, but the club’s record signing has been ruled out for the remainder of the current campaign.

Caretaker manager Paul Groves will also be unable to call on defender Charlie Daniels, whose recovery from a broken bone in his foot is progressing well but the clash with the Terriers comes too soon for him to make his comeback.

Charlie Sheringham (foot) will remain sidelined for the rest of the term while Stephen Purches (double leg break) is targeting a return to fitness in January next year.

Huddersfield midfielder Tommy Miller could return to the squad following a two-month injury lay-off.

Miller had a double hernia operation in early February and has missed the last 12 matches.

Manager Simon Grayson will still be without defender Jack Hunt, who sits out the second game of his two-match ban after reaching 10 bookings, so Calum Woods will continue at left-back, with Tom Clarke expected to resume on the right.

Grayson has no other new injury or suspension worries, but left-back Gary Naysmith (knee), plus midfield duo Oscar Gobern and Damien Johnson (both hamstring) remain sidelined.

Midfielder Scott Arfield and winger Gary Roberts are both pushing for recalls after stepping off the bench in the second half of Saturday’s costly home defeat to promotion rivals Sheffield Wednesday.

Town are six points adrift of second-placed Sheffield United with five games left to play.

Related Articles

HAVE YOUR SAY IN OUR FORUM

Comments

Bournemouth v Huddersfield preview

Date published: Friday 13th May 2011 2:55

Cherries duo Danny Ings and Donal McDermott have declared themselves fit.

Striker Ings, who has scored five goals in his last seven matches, has returned to full training following an ankle injury.

Midfielder McDermott was withdrawn during the home defeat to Rochdale on the final day as a precaution after sustaining a knock.

Another midfielder, Michael Symes, has been out for almost two months with an abductor strain, but could be in contention for a place among manager Lee Bradbury’s substitutes.

Otherwise, Bradbury has no new injury or suspension problems and has an almost fully-fit squad to choose from.

The Cherries, who finished sixth in the table, one point clear of Leyton Orient and Exeter, have won only two of their last 12 league games.

Teenager Benik Afobe is expected to start for Town after being given the go-ahead by parent club Arsenal.

Arsenal confirmed this week that the 18-year-old striker, who has scored eight goals in 32 appearances for the Terriers this season, was eligible to play.

Fellow loanees, Bolton winger Danny Ward and Hull defender Kevin Kilbane, are both available and manager Lee Clark has no new injury or suspension problems ahead of the away leg.

Goalkeeper Alex Smithies (knee), winger Anthony Pilkington (leg/ankle), midfielder Damien Johnson (knee) and defender Liam Ridehalgh (foot) all remain sidelined with long-term injuries.

But striker James Spencer, who has scored eight goals in 34 appearances while on loan at Morecambe this season, has returned to the Galpharm Stadium and is in contention.

Town head into the play-offs unbeaten in 25 league games and will be looking to extend their club record.

Related Articles

HAVE YOUR SAY IN OUR FORUM

Comments

Bournemouth v Huddersfield preview

Date published: Friday 18th February 2011 1:37

Bournemouth manager Lee Bradbury has injury doubts over forwards Danny Ings and Ben Williamson as well as midfielder Danny Hollands.

Ings was forced out of Saturday’s 1-0 win at Walsall due to an ankle injury and faces a late fitness test, while Hollands suffered a dead leg in training but is expected to be available.

Williamson would have been the natural replacement for Ings but he is struggling with an ankle knock and is also set for a late check.

The potential absence of Williamson and Ings would leave Bradbury with the problem of being unable to name a forward on the bench as Steve Lovell is still missing with a long-term ankle injury.

Defender Mitchell Nelson could be named among the substitutes after his return from a recent loan spell at Eastbourne.

Midfielder Mark Molesley is edging closer to his long-awaited return to first-team action following an 18-month lay-off due to a foot injury with the club looking to arrange a behind-closed-doors friendly match for him next week.

Joey Gudjonsson is expected to return to Huddersfield’s starting line-up.

The Icelandic midfielder missed last week’s goalless draw at Oldham through illness but has since returned to full training.

Town’s leading goalscorer Jordan Rhodes could also return to the squad after missing the last four games due to an ankle injury, while fellow forward Alan Lee is fit to play despite sustaining a head injury against Oldham.

Town manager Lee Clark has no new injury or suspension problems, but goalkeeper Alex Smithies (knee), defender Liam Ridehalgh (glandular fever), plus midfielders Tom Clarke (ankle) and Damien Johnson (knee) all remain sidelined.

Newcastle defender Tamas Kadar has returned to St James’ Park after the expiry of his one-month loan spell.

Town, third in the table, trail second-placed Bournemouth by three points but have a game in hand.

Related Articles

HAVE YOUR SAY IN OUR FORUM

Comments