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Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Sheffield Wednesday and Bournemouth at Hillsborough.

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Fletcher: Could start for Bournemouth

Fletcher: Could start for Bournemouth

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Sheffield Wednesday defender Mark Beevers could be a surprise inclusion in the starting line-up against Bournemouth.

Beevers was expected to be sidelined for up to eight weeks with ankle ligament damage but returns to contention way ahead of schedule after missing just two matches.

It is a timely return for Beevers as fellow defender Jon Otsemobor sits out the first game of a three-match ban following his straight red card in last weekend's win at Yeovil.

Owls manager Alan Irvine could also be boosted by the return of midfielder Giles Coke, who has been struggling with a hamstring strain, while winger Jermaine Johnson, who scored 10 minutes after stepping off the bench in the second half at Yeovil, is pushing for a recall to the starting line-up as he gets back to full fitness following a long-term knee injury.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has striking problems ahead of his side's trip to Sheffield Wednesday.

Michael Symes and Josh McQuoid have both missed training this week with shoulder and calf problems but Howe will have to monitor their progress before naming them in the squad.

If both strikers fail fitness tests then veteran Steven Fletcher will start his first League One game for more than three years in a lone striker role.

Adam Smith, who is set to extend his loan spell with the Cherries before the trip to Hillsborough, will continue in defence, with Lee Bradbury occupying the bench again while Harry Arter has trained this week after a spell on the sidelines with a hernia injury and could be in contention for a place among the substitutes.

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League One Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
Barnsley v Bristol C  
Coventry v Peterboro  
Crewe v Sheff Utd  
Doncaster v MK Dons  
Gillingham v Crawley  
Oldham v Bradford  
Port Vale v Leyton Or  
Preston v Fleetwood  
Scunthrpe v Notts Co  
Swindon v Colchester  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 14 15 32
2 Peterboro 14 8 26
3 Preston 12 12 25
4 MK Dons 12 12 23
5 Notts Co 13 8 23
6 Sheff Utd 13 3 23
7 Swindon 12 10 22
8 Oldham 14 5 22
9 Rochdale 13 8 20
10 Chesterfld 13 3 19
11 Fleetwood 14 2 19
12 Bradford 14 0 19
13 Crawley 14 -10 17
14 Colchester 14 -1 16
15 Leyton Or 13 0 15
16 Barnsley 13 -2 15
17 Doncaster 12 -8 14
18 Port Vale 14 -6 13
19 Gillingham 14 -7 13
20 Coventry 14 -8 13
21 Yeovil 14 -11 13
22 Crewe 14 -18 13
23 Walsall 14 -4 12
24 Scunthrpe 14 -11 12

Updated Tue, 21 Oct 2014

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