Lincoln City Vs Bournemouth, Sat 10 Apr 2010

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Lincoln have several injury concerns ahead of the visit of promotion chasing Bournemouth.

Steven Lennon has been out for a month with an ankle problem and boss Chris Sutton rates the on-loan Rangers midfielder at 50/50 to make a return.

Sutton also revealed that a handful of unnamed players were nursing knocks following the Easter fixtures.

He said: "As well as Steven Lennon, there are three or four others we will have to look at because at this stage we don`t know whether they have strains or whether it is tiredness."

Richard Butcher, Lenell John-Lewis and Paul Connor are available for recalls should Sutton need to freshen up his starting line-up.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe welcomes back Jeff Goulding.

The striker may have to settle for a place on the bench, though, after returning from a three-match ban.

Lee Bradbury is definitely out for the Cherries after picking up an ankle ligament injury in Monday`s clash with Rochdale, while Ryan Garry (knee) is rated 50/50 after being forced off against Dale.

Sean Cooper (knee) could play if needed but is unlikely to be risked by Howe, who played no first-team players in Thursday`s reserve match against Swansea.

Midfielder Anton Robinson is expected to play an unfamiliar right-back role so Sammy Igoe looks set for a starting berth in midfield, while Jason Pearce will again start after coming through Monday`s match unscathed.

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Ryan Garry
Lenell John-Lewis
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Anton Robinson
Richard Butcher
Jason Pearce
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