Bournemouth v Sheff Utd preview

Date published: Monday 24th August 2015 1:47

Bournemouth v Sheff Utd preview

Bournemouth manager Lee Bradbury will be without on-loan winger Scott Malone.
Malone has suffered a grade one hamstring tear and is expected to be out of action until the new year, at which point his temporary stay from Wolves comes to a conclusion.
Harry Arter misses out after collecting his fifth booking of the season, along with the winning goal, against Huddersfield last weekend, while Shaun McDonald is facing another week out with his groin injury.
Midfielder Joe Partington remains sidelined with a back problem, while defender Mathieu Baudry is also out with a hamstring niggle and both players are not expected to return to the first-team squad for another seven days.
On-loan full-back Nathan Byrne has resumed light running following surgery on an ankle tendon injury, but the Tottenham youngster will not be involved in first-team affairs until January at the very earliest.
Haiti international Lecsinel Jean-Francois has been challenged to make the left-back spot his own.
Jean-Francois stepped in last week in the home win over Rochdale to fill the gap left by Marcus Williams, who has returned to parent club Reading, and will be handed another start by manager Danny Wilson.
Wilson has no new injury or suspension worries but must wait a little longer before being able to call on striker James Beattie, who is working to overcome a calf strain in his battle for full fitness.
Wilson is unlikely to make many unforced changes as his side chase a sixth straight win in all competitions.
Nick Montgomery is pushing for a recall to the starting line-up, as is fellow midfielder Ryan Flynn, and Johnny Ertl provides Wilson with another option in defence after recently returning to the bench following a long-term knee injury.

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