Manager Martin Allen will have Ricky Ravenhill available for his first home game in charge of Notts County against Bournemouth.

Ravenhill served the second game of a two-match suspension as Allen's tenure began with a 2-1 defeat to Yeovil on Tuesday night.

Allen could persist with a 4-3-3 formation after being impressed by his side's performance at Huish Park.

He has options should he wish to make changes, with defenders Sam Sodje and Carl Regan, midfielders Ravenhill and David Martin and forwards Craig Westcarr and Karl Hawley all available for recalls.

However, defenders Krystian Pearce and Graeme Lee and midfielder Alan Judge remain unavailable.

Lee will serve the second game of a two-match ban while Pearce (head) and Judge (foot) are injured.

Bournemouth could be able to call on Mark Molesley and Ben Williamson.

Molesley has been struggling with an ankle injury but played an hour of a behind-closed-doors friendly in midweek, while Williamson had a calf problem and also took part in that game.

Both men are in contention for a place in Lee Bradbury's squad as they travel north aiming to get their play-off hopes back on track.

Goalkeeper Dan Thomas has been recalled from his loan spell at Dorchester following the sacking of Jon Stewart earlier this week and he will go straight on to the bench.

Rhoys Wiggins is still struggling with a thigh problem, while Michael Symes is nursing an abductor injury, and although he has resumed training this week, he is unlikely to make the trip.

The Cherries will be looking to get back into the play-off positions after Rochdale's midweek win over Southampton saw Bradbury's men slip out of the top six for the first time since November.

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