Having spent time out with a shoulder injury, Michael Symes is keen, and being urged to make up for lost time.
Lee Bradbury is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "He was superb during that short spell at the start of the season and rediscovering that form has got to be his aim. He has been in the wilderness for a while and it just seemed that every time he was ready to come back, something else cropped up. I know what that can be like and it’s horrible. We want him playing because he is a massive player for us. When Bradders spoke to the players, he said everybody would start with a clean slate. Everybody has got to impress to get in the team and Symesey has responded. He came off the bench at Rochdale and did exactly what had been asked of him and then started against Brighton and probably did more than we had been expecting. We asked him to run his socks off for an hour and to give us everything he had. He did that and more. I was due to come on for him after an hour but we just couldn’t take him off because he was doing so well. He held up the ball well and his link play was excellent. He will feel a lot better for getting those minutes under his belt and for being part of the set-up again. He is right back among it and now it is up to him to take it on and show why Eddie brought him in the summer. He can be one of our main players".