Bournemouth v Brentford preview
Last Updated: September 17, 2012 5:51pm
El Alagui: Pushing for return
Team news for Tuesday night's League One clash between Bournemouth and Brentford at Dean Court.
Richard Hughes is Bournemouth's only injury doubt.
Hughes has stepped up his efforts to return to fitness over the past week but the match against the Bees is expected to come too soon for the midfielder.
Manager Paul Groves could instead chose to hand starts to the midfield pairing of Marc Pugh and Charlie Daniels after both impressed as second half substitutes in the draw with Hartlepool on Saturday.
That result was the Cherries' third consecutive 1-1 draw at Dean Court and Groves will be keen to buck the trend against Brentford.
Charlie Sheringham (foot), Frank Demouge (knee), Stephen Purches (broken leg) and goalkeeper Darryl Flahavan all remain sidelined, while deadline day signing Lorenzo Davids may make the substitutes' bench.
Sam Saunders and Farid El Alagui are pushing to return to the Brentford line-up.
Winger Saunders was replaced by Harry Forrester in the starting XI last Thursday while striker El Alagui lost his place to Paul Hayes as the Bees lost 1-0 at Leyton Orient.
Midfielder Adam Forshaw came off midway through the second half at Brisbane Road, with the club continuing to manage his abdominal problem, which meant Norwich loanee Tom Adeyemi came on for his second substitute appearance.
Forshaw will be checked over ahead of kick-off and should he be declared fit, boss Uwe Rosler will have a full squad to choose from once again.
npower League 1
Tue 18th Sep
Bournemth2 - 2Brentford
Carlisle0 - 0Crewe
Colchester1 - 1Crawley
Leyton Or4 - 1Yeovil
MK Dons1 - 1Notts Co
Oldham1 - 1Scunthorpe
Portsmouth1 - 2Swindon
Preston5 - 0Hartlepool
Sheff Utd0 - 0Doncaster
Shrewsbury4 - 1Coventry
Stevenage3 - 1Walsall
Tranmere3 - 0Bury
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|11||Milton Keynes Dons||0||0|
|16||Preston North End||0||0|