Another season favourite this weekend as the Cherries travel to League One neighbour’s Swindon Town.
Bournemouth were boosted this week with the news of defender Shaun Cooper turning down a move to Queens Park Rangers and putting pen to paper on a new 18-month deal with the Cherries.
Speaking about his Cooper’s new, manager Sean O’Driscoll said ‘I think it’s the best move for him and if he continues his development, we’ll end up with a very talented player’.
The Cherries last visit to The County Ground saw them head away with a 3-0 win as they marched towards the playoff’s. However, the most memorable moment of the afternoon was the challenge on Warren Cummings that has seen the infuential left back on the treatment table ever since.
Swindon Team News:
Bournemouth are expected to name the same lineup that beat Rotherham United 2-0 last weekend. With the transfer of Brian Stock to Championship side Preston North End the Cherries are still looking around the market for his replacment, yet coped very well without the playmaker on Saturday, taking a 2-0 lead in the first 10 minutes.
Expected Cherries Lineup
Stewart, Hart, Young, Cooper, O’Connor, Foley, Purches, Browning, Rodrigues, Hayter, Fletcher.
Player to watch: No.14 – James Hayter
Linked with a variety of clubs during the January transfer window (including Rangers and Celtic), James is the club’s top scorer with 14 goals to his name so far this season.
Bournemouth Team News:
Swindon made thier 5th signing of the transfer windown on Wednesday – midfielder Andy Gurney, also after signing an 18-month deal.
The midfielder joins recent signings Aaron Brown and Paul Smith as the Robins look to remain off the foot of the table.
Saturday’s Lineup away to Gillingham
Evans, Jenkins, O’Hanlon, Ifil, Nicholas, Shakes, Miglioranzi, Comyn-Platt, Brown, Cureton, Fallon.
Player to watch: No. 8 – Rory Fallon
Swindon have been boosted by the news that star striker Rory Fallon has insists he will remain a Swindon player until the end of the season (that’s despite a £300,000 bid from League One’s Swansea City).
Match Facts & Stats
Bournemouth sit 13 places and 14 points above Swindon, who have had a disapointing season so far lingering in 23rd spot, 1 place and 1 point off the foot of the table.
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Saturday 28th January
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