Cherries sweat over Tubbs

Fri, 23 Mar 08:48:03 2012

Bournemouth are set to be without record signing Matt Tubbs for the third successive game when they face Oldham.

Tubbs missed the Cherries' draw at Carlisle last weekend as well as the midweek victory over Brentford because of a groin strain, and the same injury is likely to keep the striker out of the trip to Boundary Park.

However, Bournemouth have been boosted by the arrival of Zavon Hines on loan from Burnley and the frontman could make his debut.

Winger Donal McDermott and forward Wes Thomas were both withdrawn during the win over the Bees with minor knocks, but the pair could be fit in time for the clash with the Latics.

Manager Lee Bradbury will be without a number of first-teamers, however.

Full-back Charlie Daniels has been ruled out for up to three weeks with a hairline fracture in his foot, while goalkeeper Shwan Jalal (back) and defender Stephen Purches (double leg break) are definitely out and captain Adam Barrett is unlikely to make his comeback from a hamstring problem.

 

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