Plymouth manager Peter Reid is sweating on the fitness of Joe Mason for the visit of high-flying Bournemouth.

Mason sustained a knock to his ankle against MK Dons and missed the midweek defeat at Charlton. He continues to struggle, and if he is ruled out, the versatile Chris Clark is set to continue in an attacking role.

Meanwhile, Onismor Bhasera, who was stretchered off in the win over the Dons with a knee injury but had an outside chance of making the game, may now not be involved as he is in talks with Blackpool over a loan move with a view to a permanent deal.

Reid is already without Bradley Wright-Phillips after the striker left to join npower League One rivals Charlton this week, with Rory Patterson - fresh from his call-up to the Northern Ireland squad - likely to continue up front.

New Bournemouth manager Lee Bradbury has no fresh injury worries.

Bradbury succeeds Eddie Howe in the Dean Court hot seat with his squad in fine fettle.

They disposed of League One table toppers Brighton 1-0 last week to underline their own promotion credentials.

And only long-term absentees Mark Molesley (ankle) and Steve Lovell (foot) are out of contention for the trip to Home Park, although they are back in training and are pushing to be fit soon.

Assistant boss Steve Fletcher is set to start on the bench as Bradbury hangs up his boots to concentrate on his new role.

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