X

Thursday 21
March

Bournemouth

Cherries duo fitness boost

15th March 2019, 12:53 by Nick Harris

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has confirmed that both Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson will be fit to face Newcastle on Saturday.

Wilson returned to action last week in the win over Huddersfield and hasn't shown any ill effects from that game so he will take his place in the starting line up against the Magpies, as will Fraser, who missed training earlier in the week with a knock but has recovered.

"Callum came through the Huddersfield game well. He played the full match and didn’t look tired or fatigued at all," Howe said.

"He’s sharp and in good form, so we were delighted to see him in the England squad.

"Ryan took a fair few hits during the Huddersfield game. He missed the early part of training but he should be okay for this weekend."

Meanwhile Adam Smith is ruled out and that should allow Nathaniel Clyne a way back into the starting XI.

Long-term injury victims Lewis Cook and Simon Francis will not play again this season after rupturing their anterior cruciate ligaments.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

More Bournemouth

Bournemouth

I've earned England place - Wilson

21st March 2019, 16:48

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson says he more than deserves his place in the current England squad.

Bournemouth

Trio chasing Ake deal

21st March 2019, 04:56

Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea are all said to be chasing a deal for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake.

Bournemouth

Howe hails adaptable Wales international

20th March 2019, 12:07

Eddie Howe has hailed Bournemouth's David Brooks for putting in a shift out of position during Saturday's draw with Newcastle.

Bournemouth

Howe hails Cherries striker

20th March 2019, 06:21

Eddie Howe has praised the performances of Bournemouth striker Joshua King and says he is pivotal to the way they play.

Bournemouth

Howe expects players to benefit from Dubai trip

19th March 2019, 09:57

Eddie Howe says the Bournemouth players will benefit from working in a different environment in their training base in Dubai.

Bournemouth

Cherries want Chelsea ace Mount

19th March 2019, 03:55

Bournemouth want to Chelsea starlet Mason Mount, if the Blues loan him out again next season, reports claim.

Recent Sport Headlines

Ajax

Ajax star plays down exit talk

21st March 2019, 17:18

Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico has welcomed reported interest from Europe's big guns but remains fully focused on his current club.

Chelsea

Chelsea eye up Ake return

21st March 2019, 17:16

Reports in the Netherlands are suggesting that Chelsea are looking into the possibility of re-signing Nathan Ake from Bournemouth.

Bordeaux

Bordeaux handed Henriksen boost

21st March 2019, 17:10

Hull midfielder Markus Henriksen has indicated he is keen to join Bordeaux in the summer after the French club's failed January bid.

Liverpool

Reds tipped for Hudson-Odoi swoop

21st March 2019, 17:09

Liverpool have reportedly reignited their interest in a potential summer move for Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Basketball

Sixers star Embiid happy to silence Boston

21st March 2019, 17:06

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid says he showed he is the NBA's "best defensive player" during the win over Boston Celtics.

Bournemouth

I've earned England place - Wilson

21st March 2019, 16:48

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson says he more than deserves his place in the current England squad.

West Ham United

Hammers ace tipped for Real switch

21st March 2019, 16:48

West Ham's Felipe Anderson has been linked with a shock summer switch to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Watford

Sema delighted with Watford impact

21st March 2019, 16:38

Watford's Ken Sema is pleased with his progress at the club after returning to the Sweden set-up.