With the number of players, who are unavailable growing almost game by game, manager Eddie Howe has admitted that the physical nature of the Championship is having an affect on his squad.
Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Howe is quoted as saying: "Certainly at this stage of the season, we have got more injuries than we would have liked. Competing in this division takes an incredible physical effort. The toll taken on the players has been particularly bigger than what was experienced in League One and that has resulted in a few injuries to key players. We have had various problems and our team selection (at Leeds) will be left as late as possible to give everyone the best chance of playing. We are going to be stretched numbers-wise and will have to look at it closely before making any decisions".
Source: Cherries MAD