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Dean Court (ATT 5,345) 8th October 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Ward

B'mouth Bournemouth vs Rochdale Rochdale

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M Symes (pen 68)


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G Jones (pen 30)

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Last Updated: 07/10/11 11:11am

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Fogden: In line for Cherries debut

Fogden: In line for Cherries debut

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Bournemouth and Rochdale at Dean Court.

Bournemouth's new signing Wes Fogden is in contention for a debut.

Attacking midfielder Fogden joined the Cherries on an initial loan from Havant and Waterlooville on Thursday, although the deal may become permanent in January.

Midfielder Harry Arter will return to the starting line-up after serving a one-match ban, while Wes Thomas is also available after he was cup-tied for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy win over Yeovil in midweek.

Darryl Flahavan is likely to replace Shwan Jalal in goal and there could be places on the bench for Joe Partington and Michael Symes - who both enjoyed cameos against the Glovers on Tuesday after long periods out through injury.

Forward Lyle Taylor was withdrawn during the Yeovil clash with breathing difficulties and, subsequently, cannot train as he is awaiting the results of an echocardiogram scan.

Long-term casualty Nathan Byrne has had surgery to aid his recovery from an ankle injury and is targeting a return in January.

Shaun McDonald is making good progress in his recuperation from a badly bruised toe but is unlikely to feature, while Mark Molesley is still several weeks away from a return after tearing his hamstring. Mitchell Nelson is back from his loan spell at Lincoln.

Rochdale defender Pim Balkestein is expected to return to the starting line-up.

Balkestein was rested for the midweek penalty shootout win in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash with Walsall as manager Steve Eyre made five changes from the side that beat Wycombe last weekend.

Attacking midfielder Ahmad Benali made his debut on Tuesday night in place of striker Ashley Grimes, but the latter is likely to return, while skipper Gary Jones is expected to be recalled after he too was rested against Walsall.

Midfielder Brian Barry-Murphy stepped in for Jones, but is likely to drop to the substitutes' bench, with boss Eyre to decide on whether to retain Jason Kennedy in midfield or recall Andrew Tutte.

Striker David Ball could be playing his last game for Dale before being recalled by parent club Peterborough and although winger Simon Hackney (abdominal muscle) is back in training, he remains a fortnight away from a return to action.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 37 73
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 38 52
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33