Carlisle will welcome back Liam Cooper for the home match with Bournemouth but Harry Arter is unavailable.

Centre-back Cooper returns after completing the one-match ban he received for his sending off against Peterborough last weekend by sitting out the midweek draw with Plymouth.

However, the on-loan Hull man may have to settle for a place on the bench after replacement Lubomir Michalik, returning from a hamstring injury, earned praise from boss Greg Abbott for his performance against the Pilgrims.

Midfielder Arter, who has scored once in three appearances since his month-long loan move from the Cherries, misses out as he is ineligible to face his parent club.

Sunderland loanee Liam Noble serves the final game of the three-match suspension he was handed following his dismissal in the Hartlepool match on March 8.

Skipper Paul Thirlwell made his first start since overcoming a calf problem against Argyle and after impressing should retain his place.

Bournemouth boss Lee Bradbury will be without Rhoys Wiggins.

The first-choice left-back suffered a gluteal injury after only 33 minutes of last weekend's 3-1 defeat against Southampton and has not recovered in time.

Fellow left-back Warren Cummings could replace Wiggins in the starting line-up but will have to pass a late fitness test on an ankle injury, so Stephen Purches is on standby.

Michael Symes is 50/50 with an abductor strain, while fellow striker Steve Lovell is also a doubt despite playing 45 minutes for the reserves in midweek.

Back-up goalkeeper Jon Stewart will not be involved due to a club ban imposed for disciplinary reasons, so Dan Thomas will be among the substitutes after being recalled from a loan spell at nearby Dorchester.

Meanwhile, defender Ryan Garry has taken up a scouting role within the club as he continues to recover from a long-term problem.

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