Date:Wednesday October 9 2013
AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has admitted that he will be hoping that his international contingent return to Dean Court unharmed following the international break.
The Cherries are in the unusual position of having three players away from Dean Court during the international break.
AFC Bournemouth record breaking signing Tokelo Rantie has been called up for the South African squad and will be in Morocco on Friday for a friendly before South Africa also hold a practice match on Monday.
AFC Bournemouth midfielder Shaun MacDonald has received his first call up to the Wales squad in three years and could be involved for the matches against Macedonia in Cardiff on Friday and the match against Belgium in Brussels on Tuesday.
Cherries winger Ryan Fraser has been called up to the Scotland Under 21's squad. On Thursday Scotland host Slovakia before travelling to Tbilisi to face Georgia on Monday.
Howe told the Daily Echo...
"We will certainly be keeping an eye on them and hoping they all come back safe and sound and in one piece. The rest of the squad will stay and there are things to work on and things to improve on. The win against Millwall set us up nicely for the international break and it was good to go into it in positive spirits.
"For me, the international scene is great for the players and I would always encourage them to represent their country because it is the pinnacle of the game.
"But from my selfish perspective and with my manager`s hat on, I want to keep everyone here where I know they are safe and where I know what work we are doing with them. That would be my preference."
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Date:Wednesday October 9 2013
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