Bournemouth V Huddersfield at Dean Court : Match Preview

27 January 2014 06:01
Bournemouth V Huddersfield - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Howe pondering options

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe could shuffle his pack as his side welcome Huddersfield on Tuesday night.

The Cherries were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday despite a fine display and Howe could hand starts to some of the substitutes that missed out against Brendan Rodgers' men.

Ryan Fraser, Brett Pitman and Steve Cook will all hope to be in contention to feature along with the likes of Shaun MacDonald and Tokelo Rantie.

The Cherries endured an afternoon to forget when the sides last met back in August with a James Vaughan hat-trick helping Huddersfield to an emphatic 5-1 victory.

Huddersfield winger Adam Hammill will have a scan on his injured knee.

Hammill was forced out of Saturday's FA Cup defeat to Charlton following a high tackle by Dale Stephens and is waiting to learn the full extent of the damage.

Striker Nahki Wells is expected to return alongside James Vaughan and new signing Joe Lolley is hoping to make his first appearance for the club following his recent arrival from Kidderminster. Both were ineligible at the weekend.

Defender Joel Lynch (groin), striker Martin Paterson (thigh) and midfielder Jonathan Hogg (hip) remain doubtful and skipper Peter Clarke is unlikely to feature at this stage despite returning to full training following knee surgery.

Source: PA