Mark Molesley is edging closer to a return to first team action after his lengthy lay off, with an outing for the reserves down at Exeter City.
Speaking before the 4-1 defeat in Devon, Molesley is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "There were doubts about whether I would step on to the pitch again. I had a few setbacks and it was always at the back of my mind. The plan is to play 45 minutes against Exeter and then see how it responds. I am not counting my chickens just yet because it will be my first game and, the way things have gone, I have to take everything step by step. I have been training regularly since before Christmas but the acid test will come in full-scale matches. I have had a few niggles, which is to be expected after such a long spell out. For one reason or another, I have waited a while for a game. It has probably been a blessing in disguise because I have had a few minor niggles. I am just pleased to finally have a game pencilled in. It will be a good test to see exactly where I am".