Southampton v Bournemouth preview

Team news for Saturday's League One derby clash between Southampton and Bournemouth at St Mary's.

Last Updated: 01/10/10 at 15:29

Chaplow: Set for second Saints bow

Chaplow: Set for second Saints bow

More of the games that matter

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

Richard Chaplow will be added to the Southampton squad for the south-coast derby against Bournemouth.

The Preston midfielder has joined Saints on loan for the second time in his career as cover for Paul Wotton, who is sidelined with a back injury.

Defender Aaron Martin played in a midweek practice match to prove his fitness after a back problem and is pushing for a place in the starting line-up.

Bournemouth-bred midfielder Adam Lallana has made two substitute appearances after six weeks out with knee injury and could also be in line for a start.

Striker David Connolly is set to miss out again with a stomach injury and full-back Frazer Richardson is still having treatment on a shoulder problem.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe will again be without striker Harry Arter.

Arter has missed the last two games with a groin injury and has now undergone surgery to remedy the problem and is expected to be out for two to three weeks.

Stephen Purches is also sidelined for the game with a back problem. The defender has not appeared in a Cherries shirt since the goalless draw against Torquay in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on 31 August but is back in light training.

Steve Fletcher is again pushing for a starting place after appearing as a substitute in the last three matches but Howe is likely to stick with in-form strike duo Michael Symes and Josh McQuoid, who have scored nine league goals between them this season.

Tim Stephenson (knee ligaments), Mark Molesley (foot) and Steve Lovell (ankle) remain long-term absentees.

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, 07 March 2015
15:00
Barnsley v Walsall  
Coventry v Port Vale  
Crawley v Bristol C  
Crewe v Scunthorpe  
Gillingham v Doncaster  
MK Dons v Preston  
Peterboro v Leyton Or  
Rochdale v Colchester  
Sheff Utd v Fleetwood  
Swindon v Notts Co  

Footer 365

Simon Mignolet says Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson leads by example

Simon Mignolet admits stand-in skipper Jordan Henderson has emerged as a real leader for his Liverpool team-mates.

Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse involved in 'spitting' incident during Newcastle-Manchester United clash

The FA is reviewing an incident during Newcastle's clash with Manchester United when Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse appeared to spit at each other.

Newcastle 0-1 Man United: Evans and Cisse accused of spitting as visitors leave it late...

Manchester United nicked a 1-0 win at Newcastle but Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse were involved in an unsavoury incident.

Mail Box

Should Gerrard Get In This Liverpool Side?

Never mind the long goodbye, should he actually get back into this excellent Liverpool side playing with pace? Mostly we talk Manchester United, though. It's good...

Look Away Now Please, Sherwood...

Sherwood's cringeworthiness, Matic's Wembley celebrations, why LVG must show balls - it's all here in your Wednesday afternoon Mailbox...

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