Bournemouth v Walsall preview
Last Updated: September 28, 2012 1:45pm
Demouge: Back for Bournemouth
Team news for Saturday afternoon's League One clash between Bournemouth and Walsall at Dean Court.
Lorenzo Davids and Frank Demouge will return to action to ease Bournemouth's injury problems.
Cherries boss Paul Groves is contending with a plethora of injuries, but midfielder Davids, cousin of Champions League winner Edgar, has recovered from an ankle injury while striker Demouge is back after his knee ailment.
After losing goalkeeper Darryl Flahavan for six months to a shoulder tear, Groves has scoured the market for an experienced stopper to complement Shwan Jalal and youngster Benjamin Buchel.
The answer could be former England keeper David James, who was training with the club on Thursday morning.
Defender Simon Francis is definitely out after injuring his knee, but the club revealed he will not need surgery, as first feared, which means he is likely to be out for six weeks.
Francis joins a list of absentees which includes Charlie Sheringham (foot), Stephen Purches (broken leg), Lee Barnard (knee) and Richard Hughes (foot).
Walsall have an unchanged squad available.
Long-term absentees James and Adam Chambers remain sidelined with thigh and hamstring injuries respectively, with manager Dean Smith having no new injury or suspension concerns.
Smith must decide whether to keep faith with the 4-4-2 formation which secured last weekend's 3-1 win over Preston or return to the 4-5-1 system he has favoured away from home.
Forward Febian Brandy made an earlier than expected return from his hamstring complaint to sit on the bench last Saturday, and he will again hope to be included in the matchday 18 at Dean Court.
npower League 1
Sat 29th Sep
Bournemth1 - 2Walsall
Carlisle0 - 2Crawley
Colchester3 - 1Hartlepool
Leyton Or0 - 2Doncaster
Oldham0 - 1Coventry
Preston3 - 2Yeovil
Sheff Utd1 - 1Notts Co
Shrewsbury0 - 1Swindon
Stevenage2 - 2Bury
Tranmere1 - 1Brentford
MK Dons1 - 0Crewe
Portsmouth2 - 1Scunthorpe
npower League 1
|8||Milton Keynes Dons||46||70|
|14||Preston North End||46||59|