Bournemouth will assess the fitness of Ryan Garry and Jason Pearce ahead of their home clash against Bradford.

Garry missed last weekend's 2-0 win over Accrington, although the club are still unsure over the nature of the injury, while Pearce has been absent for several games due to a foot problem.

The duo could both return to training on Friday and will continue to be monitored, but the latter is unlikely to be fit in time.

If Garry misses out, Shaun Cooper, who made his first appearance in 11 months against Accrington following a lengthy lay-off, could deputise.

Joe Partington gained match practice in the reserves on Thursday following his recent return from a back problem and may also feature.

Jeff Goulding is unavailable as he serves the second game of a three-match suspension, while Mark Molesley (foot), who has been out of action since October, was recently ruled out for the season.

Bradford midfielder Lee Bullock will return to the squad following suspension.

Bullock, who has missed the last two games after reaching 10 bookings, could go straight back into manager Peter Taylor's starting line-up if Michael Flynn miss out.

Flynn is struggling to shake off a rib muscle strain sustained in the weekend draw with Dagenham & Redbridge. Taylor could also be without winger Omar Daley (hamstring), while Gareth Evans is doubtful with a bruised foot.

But Gavin Grant is available again following illness and Ryan Kendall, on loan from Hull, offers Taylor an alternative option should Evans fail a late fitness test.

On-loan Millwall pair Adam Bolder and Luke Oliver have both agreed to extend their stay until the end of the season and will continue in midfield and central defence respectively.

Defender Simon Ramsden (calf) remains sidelined, while Matt Clarke is expected to return to the squad for Monday's home game with Macclesfield.

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