Manager Eddie Howe is facing a selection dilemma ahead of Bournemouth's clash with MK Dons.

Adam Smith is set to return from suspension, but Lee Bradbury deputised to great effect against Brighton last week, while Stephen Purches has impressed for the reserves recently.

Harry Arter has continued to train this week after shaking off a hernia problem, but the game will come too soon for him.

Danny Ings has extended his loan spell at Dorchester and will miss out, while Tim Stephenson remains sidelined with a knee injury.

The Cherries have enjoyed a fine start to life in npower League One, but they will be hoping to end a run of two games without a victory against Karl Robinson's men.

MK Dons manager Robinson looks set to pick from the same squad.

The Dons breezed past Dagenham 2-0 last weekend and Robinson is likely to keep faith with the same starting XI.

Midfielder Stephen Gleeson is in contention for a place in the squad after a recent back problem. He has been out of action since mid-August but came through a reserve fixture in the week and will be hoping to make the matchday squad.

Jude Stirling remains a long-term absentee as he battles to recover from a summer groin operation.

Victory for Robinson's men will see them climb above the Cherries in the table and with 15 places in League One separated by just four points, the Dons will be keen to register the win to build a promotion challenge.

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