Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe hopes Joe Partington and Shaun Cooper can recover from minor injuries to feature in the Boxing Day clash with Plymouth.
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 Pilgrims is expected to come too early for the goalkeeper.
Defender Ryan Garry is set to miss the entire festive period as a shin injury will keep him out for around four weeks.