Middlesbrough V Bournemouth at The Riverside Stadium : Match Preview

20 September 2013 01:01
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Ledesma banned for Boro

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray will be without striker Emmanuel Ledesma for Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash with Bournemouth.

The 25-year-old Argentinian was sent off in injury time for a foul on Henri Lansbury during Tuesday night's 2-2 draw at Nottingham Forest and will start a three-match ban at the weekend.

Defender Stuart Parnaby missed the trip to the City Ground with an ankle problem and will be assessed in the run-up to the game.

Hungary midfielder Jozsef Varga was also absent at Forest after damaging a hip on international duty, and Mowbray will make a late decision on him too.

Bournemouth will assess Charlie Daniels and Shaun MacDonald ahead of the clash.

The pair both started in Tuesday's 1-0 win over Barnsley but picked up problems, making them doubts for the long journey.

Manager Eddie Howe has confirmed that the game will come too soon for Harry Arter and Mohamed Coulibaly. Andrew Surman will also miss out with a sprained ligament in his left ankle.

Howe also confirmed that long-term absentee Matt Ritchie has also had a set-back in his return from injury and, at this stage, it is unknown when he will return, but record signing Tokelo Rantie is pushing for a start after an eye-catching substitute display in midweek.

Source: PA

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