Bournemouth v Sheff Utd preview

Date published: Friday 22nd February 2013 1:07

Bournemouth have suffered a double injury blow.

Captain Miles Addison this week discovered he will miss the rest of the campaign with a foot injury sustained back in November while fellow defender Tommy Elphick is set to miss the next four weeks.

Elphick suffered the knee injury in the defeat to MK Dons earlier this month and a scan revealed soft tissue damage.

New loan signing Marcos Painter is set to start again at left-back after making his debut against Preston.

Charlie Daniels, the regular in that position, saw a surgeon last week having sustained a fracture to a metatarsal but the injury needs to settle before a decision on an operation is made.

Meanwhile, both Ryan Fraser and Charlie Sheringham have now returned to training and the latter looks set to play for the Cherries’ development side next week.

Only goal difference is keeping Eddie Howe’s men off the top of League One ahead of this weekend’s encounter.

Blades Danny Wilson could name an unchanged side.

United have won their last three games in League One and Wilson will be reluctant to tinker too much with his winning formula.

Loan striker Jonathan Forte faces a late fitness test having missed last weekend’s 3-0 win over Colchester with a knock.

Fellow loanee Dom Poleon awaits his full debut after joining from Leeds last week and is pushing for inclusion alongside Dave Kitson and Jamie Murphy.

Defender Matt Hill is still pushing for a recall after his recovery from a broken jaw but may have to settle for a place on the bench again.

Wilson’s side are one point adrift of leaders Swindon and have a game in hand over the Cherries in second place.

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Bournemouth v Sheff Utd preview

Date published: Friday 16th December 2011 1:37

Bournemouth manager Lee Bradbury will be without on-loan winger Scott Malone.

Malone has suffered a grade one hamstring tear and is expected to be out of action until the new year, at which point his temporary stay from Wolves comes to a conclusion.

Harry Arter misses out after collecting his fifth booking of the season, along with the winning goal, against Huddersfield last weekend, while Shaun McDonald is facing another week out with his groin injury.

Midfielder Joe Partington remains sidelined with a back problem, while defender Mathieu Baudry is also out with a hamstring niggle and both players are not expected to return to the first-team squad for another seven days.

On-loan full-back Nathan Byrne has resumed light running following surgery on an ankle tendon injury, but the Tottenham youngster will not be involved in first-team affairs until January at the very earliest.

Haiti international Lecsinel Jean-Francois has been challenged to make the left-back spot his own.

Jean-Francois stepped in last week in the home win over Rochdale to fill the gap left by Marcus Williams, who has returned to parent club Reading, and will be handed another start by manager Danny Wilson.

Wilson has no new injury or suspension worries but must wait a little longer before being able to call on striker James Beattie, who is working to overcome a calf strain in his battle for full fitness.

Wilson is unlikely to make many unforced changes as his side chase a sixth straight win in all competitions.

Nick Montgomery is pushing for a recall to the starting line-up, as is fellow midfielder Ryan Flynn, and Johnny Ertl provides Wilson with another option in defence after recently returning to the bench following a long-term knee injury.

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