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Scunthorpe could be boosted by the return of midfielder Michael Collins.

Collins has made only four appearances for the Iron this season due to a long-term Achilles injury and although he featured against Gillingham at the beginning of last month he has played no part since.

The Iron will be without skipper Paul Reid again as he sits out the last of a three-game ban following his recent dismissal against Notts County, and fellow centre-half David Mirfin is still out with a knee injury.

Striker Adda Djeziri, a recent loan signing from Blackpool, is hoping to feature in the squad and goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall has recovered from a knee injury he sustained against Bury.

Scunthorpe are chasing their first league win in four matches.

Bournemouth captain Miles Addison will miss his side's clash at Scunthorpe after suffering a foot injury that is expected to sideline him for three to four weeks.

Tommy Elphick and Steve Cook have been Eddie Howe's defensive partnership in recent weeks but with Stephane Zubar struggling with injury the manager is short of cover in that position with the exception of midfielder Joe Partington.

And Howe's squad may make the trip to Glanford Park without two of the first-team regulars. Shaun MacDonald's dead leg and Lewis Grabban's hamstring issue has meant neither have trained this week and both are doubts.

Bournemouth head into the match in 10th place in League One and unbeaten in 12 games in all competitions since Howe returned to the club.

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League One Fixtures

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
19:45
Chesterfld v Swindon  
Leyton Or v Preston  
Saturday, 01 November 2014
15:00
Bradford v Doncaster  
Bristol C v Oldham  
Chesterfld v Yeovil  
Colchester v Port Vale  
Crawley v Crewe  
Fleetwood v Gillingham  
Leyton Or v Coventry  
MK Dons v Swindon  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 15 15 33
2 Preston 13 13 28
3 Notts Co 14 9 26
4 Peterboro 15 7 26
5 Sheff Utd 14 4 26
6 Oldham 15 6 25
7 MK Dons 13 12 24
8 Rochdale 14 11 23
9 Swindon 13 10 23
10 Chesterfld 14 2 19
11 Fleetwood 15 1 19
12 Bradford 15 -1 19
13 Crawley 15 -10 18
14 Colchester 15 -1 17
15 Barnsley 14 -2 16
16 Port Vale 15 -3 16
17 Coventry 15 -7 16
18 Leyton Or 14 -3 15
19 Walsall 15 -3 15
20 Doncaster 13 -8 15
21 Gillingham 15 -7 14
22 Yeovil 15 -14 13
23 Crewe 15 -19 13
24 Scunthrpe 15 -12 12

Updated Sat, 25 Oct 2014

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