Goulding set for Cherries bench duty

16 October 2009 10:08
Goulding, who has not played since the second game of the season due to an ankle problem, successfully came through 90 minutes for the reserve team on Tuesday and will be on the bench.

Josh McQuoid returned from international duty with the Northern Ireland Under-21 side in good health and will be included.

But, Goulding apart, Howe's injury problems show no sign of coming to an end with Sammy Igoe (bruised marrow) and Joe Partington (groin) still out, while Scott Guyett (knee) is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Teenager Jayden Stockley will not travel with the squad as Howe does not want to take him out of school for the day.

Striker Steve Lovell, who is Howe's brother, had offered to play for the Cherries for free to ease their injury crisis, but the Football League would not sanction the move owing to the transfer embargo currently imposed on the club.

Source: Team_Talk