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Harry Arter: Suspended for visit of Doncaster

Harry Arter: Suspended for visit of Doncaster

Eddie Howe will again be without midfielder Harry Arter as his side look to get back to winning ways this weekend.

Arter, who scored the only goal when the teams last met back in November, will be missing once more as he serves the second game of a two-match ban for his 10th yellow card.

Howe will also be without defenders Charlie Daniels and Tommy Elphick through injury against the league leaders.

Daniels (foot) is looking to step up his recovery while Elphick (shin and knee) has started light jogging and running in a straight line and the club hope he can return to action ahead of schedule.

The Cherries have dropped to seventh in the league standings having lost their last four matches, but remain just six points off the automatic promotion places.

Captain Rob Jones has been added to Rovers' growing injury list ahead of the trip to their promotion rivals.

Jones was forced off at half-time in the 3-0 defeat at MK Dons on Tuesday night with calf and ankle problems.

Tommy Spurr is likely to deputise at the heart of the defence, meaning boss Brian Flynn will then face a choice between starting Andy Griffin, who came off the bench at stadium:mk, or withdrawing James Husband from his left-wing role to his preferred left-back position.

Jones joins midfielders Paul Keegan (thigh), David Syers (ankle) and Martin Woods (calf) and striker Robbie Blake, who is still struggling to shake off an injury sustained in a friendly match against Manchester United last month, in the treatment room.

Goalkeeper Gary Woods is nursing a thigh problem following the midweek match in Milton Keynes and is doubtful, so veteran Neil Sullivan could be recalled from his loan spell at AFC Wimbledon.

Striker Chris Brown may be included in the squad following a lengthy absence with knee-ligament damage.

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League One Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
12:15
Leyton Or v Wolves  
15:00
Crewe v Colchester  
MK Dons v Brentford  
Notts Co v Crawley  
Oldham v Coventry  
Peterboro v Carlisle  
Preston v Shrewsbury  
Rotherham v Port Vale  
Stevenage v Bristol C  
Swindon v Bradford  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 43 53 96
2 Brentford 43 30 90
3 Leyton Or 43 38 80
4 Rotherham 43 26 79
5 Preston 43 22 79
6 Peterboro 43 9 67
7 Swindon 43 6 63
8 Port Vale 43 -12 60
9 Sheff Utd 42 0 59
10 MK Dons 43 0 58
11 Walsall 43 2 57
12 Crawley 42 -4 55
13 Bradford 43 2 53
14 Bristol C 43 1 53
15 Gillingham 43 -17 51
16 Oldham 42 -10 50
17 Coventry 43 -2 49
18 Colchester 43 -12 46
19 Tranmere 43 -24 46
20 Crewe 43 -27 46
21 Carlisle 42 -26 44
22 Notts Co 43 -16 43
23 Shrewsbury 43 -16 41
24 Stevenage 43 -23 39

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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