Dagenham & Redbridge Vs Bournemouth, Sat 13 Feb 2010

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Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still has no fresh selection concerns as his out-of-sorts side prepare to host promotion-hopefuls Bournemouth.

The Daggers lost 2-0 at Rotherham in midweek to make it four defeats in a row and they have slipped to 12th place in the table after a bright start to the season.

Still may choose to make changes in a bid to regain the winning touch, with striker Phil Walsh hopeful of being handed his first start.

Walsh has made two substitute appearances since arriving from non-league last month and may be given a chance alongside Paul Benson from the start as the Daggers have not scored in their last three games.

Midfielder Stuart Thurgood remains a long-term absentee as he continues his recovery from a knee operation, while defender Will Antwi is out with an ankle injury.M

Bournemouth could be boosted by the return of Sammy Igoe.

The midfielder has been out of action for three weeks with an ankle ligament problem, but he returned to full training on Thursday and is in contention for a start.

Marvin Bartley was doubtful for Tuesday's impressive win over Notts County after a recurrence of his calf injury, but he recovered in time and after managing 75 minutes against County, he should be fit to start.

Boss Eddie Howe will continue to monitor the fitness of veteran striker Steve Fletcher, who continues to battle with a knee problem.

Fletcher has started the last four games for the Cherries and he will not train again before the weekend to give himself the best chance of making it.

Joe Partington (back), Scott Guyett (knee), Mark Molesley (foot) and Shaun Cooper (hip) all remain on the sidelines but with Igoe returning to full fitness, Howe may be able to name six substitutes for the first time in weeks.

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Stuart Thurgood
Dagenham & Redbridge
Mark Molesley
Will Antwi
Joe Partington
Steve Fletcher
Joe Partington
League Two
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Shaun Cooper
Notts County
Eddie Howe
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