Yeovil v Bournemouth preview

Date published: Friday 7th September 2012 10:09

Jamie McAllister is suspended for Yeovil’s return to League One action against the Cherries.

Left-back McAllister will begin a three-match ban after he was sent-off for violent conduct towards the end of Town’s 3-0 victory at Bristol Rovers in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in midweek.

With Curtis Haynes-Brown on loan at AFC Wimbledon, and currently injured, McAllister’s boots will be filled by teenager Nathan Ralph, who came on as a substitute to slot into the full-back slot after the red card on Tuesday night.

Ahead of the 19-year-old’s full Football League debut, manager Gary Johnson said: “Nathan is buzzing, I should think. Sometimes young players get their opportunity and sometimes you get to see the young players when something like this happens.

“I’ve got every faith in Nathan Ralph that he will be a first division defender and I have no doubt he will be a first division player. We will see how it goes but he’s got to grow up quickly in the next two or three days.”

Byron Webster looks set to miss out after a rib injury forced him off against Rovers. The centre-half was complaining of breathing problems and Johnson said his withdrawal was “more than a precautionary measure”.

Bournemouth are without midfielder Eunan O’Kane as they look for their first win of the season.

O’Kane is away on international duty with the Republic of Ireland Under-21s for their European Championship qualifiers against Hungary and Italy.

Cherries boss Paul Groves is also without Charlie Daniels due to a hamstring injury, while Charlie Sheringham (foot), Frank Demouge (knee) and Stephen Purches (broken leg) remain sidelined.

Groves is likely to recall players left out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy defeat to Portsmouth on penalties in midweek, with Joe Partington, Marc Pugh and Lee Barnard looking to be handed starts.

Midfielder Wes Fogden made his first start of the season in midweek after suffering a shoulder injury at the end of last season and came through unscathed.

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Yeovil v Bournemouth preview

Date published: Friday 30th December 2011 2:28

Yeovil manager Terry Skiverton has to deal with a spate of suspensions.

The Glovers will be without three regular first-team players because of bans.

Defender Kerrea Gilbert serves the second match of a three-game suspension incurred by his sending-off in the 0-0 draw with Rochdale on December 17.

Midfield duo Paul Wotton and Ed Upson received their 10th yellow cards of the campaign in the 3-2 home defeat to Charlton on Boxing Day and start two-match bans.

Conor Clifford and Gavin Massey could be in line for recalls following the pair’s suspensions.

Striker Oli Johnson has returned to parent club Norwich after failing to make a significant impact at Huish Park.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth manager Lee Bradbury will have to contend with a mini striking crisis.

Bradbury could be missing up to four first-team attacking options for the clash at Huish Park.

Wes Thomas is not eligible to feature for the south-coast outfit until his move from Crawley becomes permanent when the January transfer window opens, while Charlie Sheringham has been ruled out with a foot injury.

Steve Fletcher is struggling with a hamstring problem and on-loan winger Scott Malone has suffered a grade one hamstring tear and has been ruled out, so youngster Lyle Taylor could get the nod up front.

There are further hamstring worries over defenders Mathieu Baudry and Adam Barrett, while midfielder Shaun Cooper is a doubt with a thigh complaint.

The one positive for Bradbury is the return of playmaker Harry Arter following his two-match suspension.

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Yeovil v Bournemouth preview

Date published: Friday 22nd April 2011 12:22

Yeovil boss Terry Skiverton will be without Luke Ayling.

The versatile defender or midfielder was dismissed during the 1-1 draw with Oldham last weekend after collecting two yellow cards and now begins a two-match ban.

Ed Upson and Craig Alcock are the main contenders to fill the void left by the former Arsenal youngster.

The Glovers boss has no other injury or suspension problems to contend with and could name an otherwise unchanged starting line-up.

On-loan strikers Oli Johnson and Jonathan Obika look set to continue their blossoming partnership in attack, meaning Martin Gritton will have to wait for his first start since returning to the club for a second spell.

Paul Wotton and Shaun McDonald also seem to have built up an understanding in midfield, so Alex Russell could again be on the bench.

Bournemouth boss Lee Bradbury will have Warren Cummings available.

The 30-year-old left-back missed last weekend’s 2-0 win at Notts County with a sickness bug but has now fully recovered and could go straight back into the starting line-up.

Stephen Purches, who filled the vacant role against the Magpies, has also recovered from a heavy blow but regular left-back Rhoys Wiggins again misses out with a thigh strain.

The Cherries boss has no other injury or suspension problems but has plenty of options should he wish to shuffle his pack.

Defender Mathieu Baudry, midfielder Harry Arter and striker Steve Fletcher all impressed during substitute appearances last week and will be pushing for starting roles

Attacking midfielder Marc Pugh and on-loan striker Lauri Dalla Valle are also available for recalls.

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