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Bournemouth Vs Bristol Rovers, Mon 25 Apr 2011

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Bournemouth boss Lee Bradbury has no fresh injury concerns for the game against Bristol Rovers.

Warren Cummings started Saturday`s 2-2 draw at Yeovil - a game the Cherries had been winning 2-0 against 10 men - after recovering from a sickness bug and he will continue.

Stephen Purches was back on the bench for that match after recovering from a heavy blow to the face sustained at Notts County and he is pushing for a start.

Marc Pugh, Steve Fletcher and Lauri Dalle Valle all came on as second-half substitutes at Huish Park and they will also hope for more prominent roles if Bradbury decides to freshen up his side.

The Cherries boss told the club`s official website: "There is little time to prepare. We have to remain positive and with three games to go, it`s in our hands.

"We know it will be hard against Rovers and we feel we owe them one after the game at their place when we lost 1-0 after having 21 shots in the match. Despite the disappointment against Yeovil, we are confident we can turn in a good performance."

Rovers have been hit by a triple injury blow.

Jeff Hughes, James Tunnicliffe and Danny Coles are all likely to miss the game with problems sustained in Saturday`s 2-2 draw with nine-man Charlton.

Midfielder Hughes broke a wrist in three places, while Tunnicliffe left the field on a stretcher following a challenge by Kyel Reid which saw the Addicks player sent off.

The Pirates are now waiting on X-ray results on the defender`s ankle.

Fellow centre-back Danny Coles limped out of the action with an Achilles tendon problem, leaving player-manager Stuart Campbell short on numbers for another crucial clash in the club`s quest to avoid relegation.

"They will have to recover very quickly," he said.

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