Football

Bournemouth Vs Port Vale, Sat 1 May 2010

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has no new injury or suspension problems ahead of their final home game of the season against Port Vale.

The Cherries secured promotion to League One last weekend with a 2-0 victory at Burton but Howe wants to finish the campaign in style and will therefore pick his strongest side.

He may wish to make a couple of changes from the side that won at the Pirelli Stadium as defender Ryan Garry is now back to full fitness following a hip flexor injury.

However, the game against the Valiants will be Rhoys Wiggins` last for Bournemouth as the on-loan left-back returns to parent club Norwich.

Midfielder Mark Molesley is the only long-term casualty as he recovers from a foot injury.

Gareth Owen is again likely to sit out for Port Vale`s biggest game of the season.

The centre-back missed last Saturday`s 2-1 home win over Notts County with a hip problem, a result which propelled Vale into the top seven for the first time this season.

Owen is hoping to have an injection to speed up his recovery in time for next weekend`s final-day encounter at home to Shrewsbury, but the chances of him featuring at Dean Court are slim.

Should the 27-year-old not make it then Lee Collins and John McCombe will again continue at the heart of defence.

Chris Martin recovered from a kick to his ankle to start in goal against the Magpies and he should again be okay to start, with Joe Anyon expected on the bench following his recovery from a thigh problem.

Craig Davies also overcame a knee complaint to start in attack alongside Marc Richards and is likely do so again in what could well be an unchanged XI.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Norwich City
Chris Martin
Shrewsbury Town
Chris Martin
Joe Anyon
Ryan Garry
Football
Mark Molesley
Bournemouth
League One
Marc Richards
Port Vale
Newcastle United
Lee Collins
Craig Davies
Rhoys Wiggins
Gareth Owen
League Two
John McCombe
Charlton Athletic
Notts County
Eddie Howe

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again