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Bournemouth V Nottm Forest at Dean Court : Match Preview

18 Aug 2014 16:31:00

Bournemouth V Nottm Forest - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Howe may stick again

Bournemouth could name an unchanged starting line-up for the third successive league game when they tackle Nottingham Forest.

Eddie Howe's Championship leaders are yet to concede a goal this season and have no fresh injury worries but their manager does have a number of players pushing for inclusion on Tuesday evening.

Ryan Fraser stepped off the bench to tee up fellow sub Junior Stanislas for the only goal on Saturday as they saw off Brentford at Dean Court and the pair will hope to be in Howe's thoughts ahead of kick-off.

The Cherries ran out emphatic 4-1 winners when the sides last met in the final home game of last season.

Michael Mancienne comes back into the reckoning for Forest.

Mancienne served a one-match suspension at Bolton on Saturday following his red card during the Capital One Cup victory over Tranmere and the central defender is expected to go straight back into the Reds' starting line up.

Henri Lansbury could also be back in the squad. The midfielder has yet to feature this season because of a knee injury but he is nearing a return.

Some more positive injury news for Forest saw Jamaal Lascelles (knee) and Kelvin Wilson (calf) both feature for the reserves on Monday afternoon. The pair played 45 and 60 minutes respectively but the trip to the south coast looks like coming too early for them to be involved.



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