N County v Bournemouth preview

Date published: Monday 24th August 2015 1:43

N County v Bournemouth preview

Notts County boss Paul Ince will be forced to change a winning team for the FA Cup visit of Bournemouth.
The Magpies recorded back-to-back league wins for the first time this season by beating MK Dons, with Ince fielding the same side that had previously defeated Swindon.
However, Liam Chilvers suffered suspected knee ligament damage in that game and the defender is facing a lengthy absence. Krystian Pearce, his replacement on Saturday, could come into the team for his first start since the end of October.
Lee Hughes made his return from injury and illness as a second-half substitute against the Dons and he could get another run-out. Fellow striker Luke Rodgers missed out at the weekend and he is still nursing an ankle problem.
Defender Sam Sodje is close to a return to the squad following a troublesome knee injury.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is without defender Adam Smith.
Smith picked up his fifth booking of the season in the 1-0 defeat to Hartlepool and as a result will serve a one-match ban. Stephen Purches is likely to replace him for the FA Cup second-round tie.
Defender Harry Arter is rated doubtful after he limped off in Saturday’s defeat with a knee injury while Marvin Bartley, even though he was on the bench at the weekend, has been struggling with a niggling thigh problem.
Midfielder Liam Feeney is fit while striker Michael Symes is carrying a knock but has a good chance of starting at Meadow Lane.
Striker Danny Ings is cup-tied after playing in the earlier rounds for Dorchester.
The winners of the tie will face Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in round three on January 8.

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