Bournemouth V Middlesbrough at Dean Court : Match Preview

14 March 2014 08:31
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Bournemouth will assess Harry Arter and Yann Kermorgant ahead of the visit of Middlesbrough.

Arter missed Saturday's win at Blackpool with a calf injury but returned to the starting line-up on Wednesday night as they won at Blackburn but was forced off after aggravating the injury and he will be monitored ahead of kick-off.

Striker Kermorgant missed both those 1-0 wins with a heel injury which manager Eddie Howe revealed is improving but they are not sure he will be in contention to return to action against Boro.

Chalking up a fourth successive clean sheet on Saturday would be a club record at this level for the Cherries.

Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka is keeping his fingers crossed as he awaits news of striker Lee Tomlin.

Tomlin limped off with an ankle injury before half-time in Tuesday night's 1-1 home draw with Nottingham Forest, and later left the Riverside Stadium with the joint heavily strapped.

Central defender Jonathan Woodgate could return after missing the last two games with a calf problem suffered during the 1-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday on March 1.

However, keeper Tomas Mejias will be missing for several weeks with a dislocated finger, and he will join Seb Hines (thigh), Daniel Ayala (ankle), Rhys Williams (Achilles) and Stuart Parnaby (knee) on the sidelines.

Source: PA