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Dean Court (ATT 8,777) 12th January 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: P Gibbs

B'mouth Bournemouth vs Swindon Town Swindon

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Last Updated: 11/01/13 2:36pm

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Grabban: Expected to miss out again

Grabban: Expected to miss out again

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

Bournemouth are likely to be without top scorer Lewis Grabban as they look to extend their unbeaten run to 18 games.

The 24-year-old former Millwall striker, who has scored 10 goals this season, has not trained all week due to illness and is extremely doubtful to line up against Paolo Di Canio's men - who are just three points above the Cherries.

And manager Eddie Howe will decide whether to stick with Matt Tubbs and Josh McQuoid up front after the pair started in the 1-1 draw with Wigan or recall Brett Pitman in place of either of the forwards, while Wes Thomas could return to the squad.

Howe is also likely to recall David James to his starting line-up with Shwan Jalal getting the nod in the FA Cup draw, as he had in all the previous rounds.

Long-term absentees Shaun MacDonald, Darryl Flahavan and Stephen Purches remain sidelined along with Charlie Sheringham.

Swindon are set to be unchanged as the form team in Europe look for another victory against the Cherries.

Having won their last four matches by a combined score of 16-0, the Robins have a better record than the equivalent of any side in any major league across the continent.

And with new fresh injury or suspension worries Paolo Di Canio looks like he will name the same matchday squad.

Loanees Danny Hollands and Chris Martin extended their stays with the club from Charlton and Norwich respectively this week while Miles Storey is back in training but not ready to face Eddie Howe's side, now unbeaten in 17 matches.

Jay McEveley is edging closer to a return but this game comes too soon for the left-back while former Tottenham defender Troy Archibald-Henville will only face eight weeks on the sidelines following a knee operation.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
5 Sheffield United 33 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30