Pick Of The Cherries - 18 Feb
Carl Fletcher is laid low with a stomach bug, and could miss today’s game. Narada has strained knee ligaments, but Karl Broadhurst (although not 100% fit) is in the squad.
Alan Connell has returned to the training ground and is said to be making steady progress. Shaun Maher and Neil Young are also reported to be progressing well, the latter could be in Reserves action before the end of the month.
The Bristol Rovers game is confirmed as all-ticket.
Andy Petterson has left Dean Court now that Neil Moss has arrived.
Dalvinder Pardesi has joined Salisbury City, although not offered terms by AFCB for next season, he is still available for the under-19 side.
Sean O’Driscoll is keen to extend Lewis Buxton’s loan spell for a second month.
Karl Broadhurst (ankle) and Steve Purches (back) face fitness tests ahead of the Swansea City match tomorrow, although Warren Feeney will definitely be missing as he is on International duty. Broadhurst will also miss the Exeter City game due to a one-match ban.
Neil Moss makes his 50th appearance for AFCB tonight.
Gareth Stewart is sidelined following a domestic accident where he cut his fingers badly (possibly out for three weeks), and Chris Tardif has a one match ban.
Marcus Browning returns to action but Stephen Purches is doubtful. Lewis Buxton’s loan spell is extended to 8 March.
Five youth teamers are free to leave; Sam Bennett, Billy Matthews, Chris Moulder, Dalvinder Pardesi and Martin McFadden.
Karl Broadhurst (shoulder) and James Hayter (knee) are two more unwelcome visitors to the injury room at Dean Court. Both picked them up in the 3-0 victory over Swansea City. O’Driscoll is "probably more worried about Karl" as it was a dislocated shoulder. This forced his substitution during the game.
Warren Feeney played the first half in Northern Ireland’s 3-1 win over Finland last night, but failed to get amongst the scorers.
James Hayter has only sustained bad bruising to his right knee, rather than a fracture as first feared.
Lifelong fans Malcolm Williamson and John Piper have been appointed Associate Directors to help improve the club’s commercial performance.
Karl Broadhurst will have a scan on Monday to determine whether an operation on his shoulder is necessary.
Warren Cummings has been called up for Scotland’s "Future Team Match" in Turkey later this month.
Coventry City midfielder Robert Betts has been invited for training next week. The 21-year-old is available on a free transfer.
Chukki Eribenne, Amos Foyewa and Narada are unlikely to be offered new contracts at the end of this season. With a further ten players out of contract as well a start had to be made somewhere. Some players have already been advised that the club wish to retain them.