Football - Harry's news lifts Cherries

Bournemouth have been handed an injury boost ahead of the trip to Oldham with the news that Harry Arter's ankle is just severely bruised.

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There were worries that the midfielder had suffered a fracture in the final minute of their 1-0 win over Stevenage on Tuesday night.

Winger Wes Fogden could continue at left-back after Marcos Painter was recalled by parent club Brighton due to an injury to Wayne Bridge. The 26-year-old made two appearances during his month-long stay with the Cherries.

Charlie Daniels is ruled out through injury while Matt Ritchie had to come off in the first half of Tuesday's victory.

Manager Eddie Howe will be hoping that the former Swindon man is fit for the trip after having eight stitches in a cut above his eye.

The Cherries got back to winning ways against Stevenage to end a run of five straight defeats.

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