Stewart set for bench role

17 September 2010 11:30
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is likely to name new signing Jon Stewart on the bench for the trip to Oldham following his arrival at Dean Court. Stewart began his career at Swindon and has also spent time at Portsmouth but is unlikely to dislodge current number one Shwan Jalal so soon after his arrival on a two-year contract. Stephen Purches could return to the squad after getting through training with no problems following his rib injury while Steven Fletcher will also find himself on the bench following his return from eight weeks out with a heel injury. Howe has no new injuries to contend with but ex-Everton striker Michael Symes will again miss out with continuing shoulder problems.

Source: PA