Bournemouth v Southampton preview

Team news for Saturday afternoon's League One clash between Bournemouth and Southampton at Dean Court.

Last Updated: 11/03/11 at 13:07

Cooper: Fitness concern for Cherries

Cooper: Fitness concern for Cherries

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Bournemouth manager Lee Bradbury could welcome back Shaun Cooper for the south-coast derby with Southampton.

Cooper missed Bradbury's first defeat as a manager against Exeter in midweek through illness and has been kept away from the rest of the squad to stop it spreading through the camp.

However, the defender is hopeful he will be passed fit in time for the visit of Nigel Adkins' side.

Another injury concern for Bradbury is striker Michael Symes, who was substituted after 39 minutes in the loss to the Grecians with an abductor strain.

Symes had initially been struggling with the problem before Tuesday's game but was taken off as a precaution, leaving his participation on Saturday in doubt.

Defender Rhoys Wiggins made his return from a calf injury at St James Park and is likely to keep his place, while long-term absentee Steve Lovell is remains sidelined with an ankle problem.

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins has no new injury or suspension problems for the short trip to promotion rivals Bournemouth.

Back-up goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski and French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin are both major doubts for the south-coast derby clash due to knee injuries.

Forward Guly Do Prado is also unlikely to feature as he continues to recover from a hamstring problem which has seen him miss the last three games.

Striker Jonathan Forte, midfielder Oscar Gobern and defender Frazer Richardson will all be hoping for recalls following substitute appearances in midweek, although all three could be left on the bench following the convincing 3-0 win over Yeovil.

A win would take Saints level on points with the second-placed Cherries with two games in hand.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

League One Fixtures

Saturday, 28 February 2015
15:00
Bristol C v Rochdale
Chesterfld v Fleetwood  
Coventry v MK Dons  
Crawley v Sheff Utd
Crewe v Swindon
Doncaster v Colchester
Gillingham v Barnsley
Notts Co v Port Vale  
Oldham v Preston  
Peterboro v Bradford  

Footer 365

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere has ankle surgery reveals Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger has confirmed Jack Wilshere has had minor ankle surgery.

Everton progress a 'satisfying achievement', says boss Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez admitted his surprise at Everton being the last British club left in the Europa League.

Liverpool lose to Besiktas 5-4 on penalties after Turkish side win round-of-32 second leg 1-0

Liverpool crashed out of the Europa League as Dejan Lovren missed the decisive penalty in a 5-4 shoot-out defeat by Besiktas.

Mail Box

Rodgers Is More Of A Paisley Than A Rafa

Most Liverpool fans in the Mailbox are claiming to be pleased to see the back of the Europa League. Plus merging the Europa and Champions League, and winter WC...

Greatest Spaniards And Arsenal Laughs

There's more debate on the greatest Spaniards in the afternoon mailbox, plus plenty more reaction to Arsenal's Champions League defeat.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company