Bournemouth Vs Walsall, Sat 27 Aug 2011

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Bournemouth manager Lee Bradbury is hoping to include new signing Shaun MacDonald in his squad for the home game with Walsall.

The Cherries are waiting for international clearance for the 23-year-old Welsh midfielder, who completed his move from Swansea on Friday.

Bradbury could also have Ryan Doble back as his side look to put three successive defeats behind them.

The Cherries were on the wrong end of a 4-1 thrashing against West Brom in the Carling Cup and fell to Carlisle and Stevenage in their last two league encounters.

Doble, currently on loan from Southampton, missed the defeat to the Baggies with a thigh strain, but could bolster Bradbury's attacking options.

Steven Gregory is doubtful due to a thigh injury of his own and Michael Symes (back) and Joe Partington (hip) remain sidelined.

Walsall welcome midfielder Adam Chambers back into contention for the trip.

Chambers has missed the club`s last three matches having been sent off in the Carling Cup first-round defeat to Middlesbrough.

The summer signing played 90 minutes for Walsall`s reserves on Tuesday in order to maintain his match fitness and manager Dean Smith now faces a welcome selection dilemma.

"Whether he comes straight back into the starting line-up remains to be seen," Smith told the club`s official website. "It is something that I will be considering carefully."

Striker Jon Macken, who opened the scoring in style in last Saturday`s 1-1 draw against Yeovil, suffered a slight ankle knock in training on Wednesday and will be monitored, but he is expected to be okay.

The Saddlers will wear a one-off navy and sky blue third strip at Dean Court as both themselves and Bournemouth normally don red and black.

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