Lovell Back?

Last updated : 20 August 2011 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

Steve Lovell looks set to boost Lee Bradbury's striking options ahead of the trip to Brunton Park on Saturday to face Carlisle United.

Cherries legend, and assistant boss, Steve Fletcher, is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "Steve joined in and did about three-quarters of the session. We are hoping to get a full session into him tomorrow. He has missed a couple of weeks so his fitness will not be up to scratch but, if he gets through Thursday, he will travel on Friday. We have got to be careful with him though. We don’t want him to keep breaking down and don’t want to push him back too soon. I know we need our big players fit and he is one of them. But he has got to be right. He will be honest with us and us with him. We will let him have the time he needs to recover. Bradders and myself both know that there is nothing worse than to be forced back when you aren’t right and being asked to play through injuries when you are not fully recovered can set you back two or three months".