Bournemouth striker Michael Symes is pushing for a starting place for the visit of Exeter.

Symes came off the bench to score a second-half penalty in the 2-0 win over Carlisle at the weekend and is in contention to start the game at Dean Court after returning from a shoulder injury.

New loan signing Adam Smith will keep his place at right-back after an impressive debut while strikers Lee Bradbury and Steven Fletcher will have to settle with a place on the bench with Josh McQuoid continuing to lead the Cherries` frontline.

On-loan goalkeeper Jon Stewart will once again be on the bench and Tim Stephenson is definitely ruled out after damaging knee ligaments while on reserve duty last week.

Exeter manager Paul Tisdale has plenty of options.

Richard Logan scored two goals at the weekend and will once again partner Jamie Cureton up front after their recent impressive performances.

Striker Daniel Nardiello had a knock and was not risked in the 3-1 win at Yeovil but is set to return to the bench for the game at Dean Court.

Midfielders Bertie Cozic and David Noble will keep their place in midfield after impressing at Huish Park at the expense of Jason Dunne and Liam Sercombe while John O'Flynn missed the win at Yeovil but could be back in contention for a place on the bench.

Club captain Matt Taylor is still ruled out.

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