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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Forward Lyle Taylor was withdrawn during the Yeovil clash with breathing difficulties and, subsequently, cannot train as he is awaiting the results of an echocardiogram scan.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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1 Bristol City 45 96
2 Preston North End 45 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 45 88
4 Swindon Town 44 77
5 Sheffield United 45 70
6 Chesterfield 45 68
7 Rochdale 45 63
8 Bradford City 45 62
9 Peterborough United 45 62
10 Fleetwood Town 45 60
11 Walsall 45 59
12 Gillingham 45 59
13 Barnsley 45 59
14 Doncaster Rovers 45 58
15 Scunthorpe United 45 56
16 Oldham Athletic 45 56
17 Port Vale 45 54
18 Coventry City 45 52
19 Crewe Alexandra 45 52
20 Notts County 45 50
21 Crawley Town 45 50
22 Leyton Orient 45 48
23 Colchester United 44 48
24 Yeovil Town 45 40