Cherries sweating on Bartley

Bournemouth are sweating on the fitness of defender Marvin Bartley ahead of the League Two trip to Rotherham on Tuesday evening.

Last Updated: 01/02/10 at 16:07

Bartley: Injury woe

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The defender faces a race against time to be fit after suffering damage to his calf and shin during Saturday's 2-1 win over Crewe.

Boss Eddie Howe is hopeful Bartley could feature, but if he fails to make it the Cherries, who are still under a transfer embargo, may seek special dispensation from the Football League to allow them to sign a player.

With games coming thick and fast, Howe may opt to rest Steve Fletcher, which could mean a starting role for Jeff Goulding.

But Warren Cummings misses out as he serves the second game of his three-match ban, while Scott Guyett faces four to six weeks on the sidelines with a knee problem.

Bournemouth may again be unable to name a full bench as Sammy Igoe (ankle), Joe Partington (back), Mark Molesley (foot) and Shaun Cooper (hip) remain unavailable.

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League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 27 September 2014
15:00
Accrington v Plymouth  
Burton Alb v Cheltenham  
Carlisle v Tranmere  
Dag + Red v York City  
Exeter v Bury  
Hartlepool v Portsmouth  
Luton Town v Oxford Utd  
Morecambe v Northamptn  
Newport v AFC W'don  
Southend v Shrewsbury  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bury 9 9 20
2 Burton Alb 9 3 19
3 Wycombe 9 6 18
4 Southend 9 4 17
5 Morecambe 9 4 16
6 Shrewsbury 9 5 15
7 Cheltenham 9 2 15
8 Mansfield 9 0 15
9 Northamptn 9 4 14
10 AFC W'don 9 3 14
11 Portsmouth 9 2 14
12 Plymouth 9 4 13
13 Luton Town 9 -1 12
14 Cambridge Utd 9 3 11
15 Stevenage 9 -3 11
16 Newport 9 -2 10
17 Accrington 9 -6 10
18 Tranmere 9 -1 9
19 York City 9 -2 9
20 Exeter 9 -4 9
21 Dag + Red 9 -6 8
22 Oxford Utd 9 -2 7
23 Hartlepool 9 -9 7
24 Carlisle 9 -13 3

Updated Sat, 20 Sep 2014

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