Cherries wait on duo

27 December 2010 02:00
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe hopes Joe Partington and Shaun Cooper can recover from minor injuries to feature against MK Dons. Defender Partington suffered a small knock in training, though he is expected to bounce back, while it is also hoped midfielder Cooper can overcome a groin strain. The Cherries have been boosted by the news that on-loan striker Nicholas Bignall has agreed to stay another month at Dean Court and will be available to start. Shwan Jalal is making a swift recovery from a fractured eye socket and has returned to first-team training but the game against the Dons is expected to come too early for the goalkeeper. Defender Ryan Garry is set to miss out again with a shin injury which will keep him out for around four weeks.

Source: PA