Date:Saturday January 19 2013
19th January 2013
Incredibly after the weather over the past couple of days the ground staff at the Bescot have managed to get the Cherries game at Walsall on.
Snow covered the majority of the country and it had been assumed along with a lot of the fixtures across the Football League that this game wouldn't be going ahead.
But a 9.30am pitch inspection came and went and the game is officially on.
The Cherries go into the game after their first defeat under Eddie Howe in his second stint in charge of the club.
A 1-0 defeat to Premier League side Wigan ended a run of 18 games in all competitions unbeaten, but with it being the FA Cup, the Cherries remain unbeaten in last 15 League One games and they will be looking to extend that run and continue the chase for promotion.
Walsall are also in good form winning five of their past six games after previously going thirteen games without a victory.
AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told afcb.co.uk...
"It seems that the way the cards are falling at the moment that we are meeting teams when they are in form. They beat us earlier this season - I`ve watched that game and they performed very well that day.
"They had a dip in form following that game, but they have certainly recovered to win five in six games, so they are bang in form.
"It will be a difficult game going to the Banks`s Stadium - a ground we have visited many times over the years and had some good battles with.
Walsall do not appear to have any new injury doubts ahead of the game.
Goalkeeper Ian McLoughlin who has joined Walsall on loan from stadium:mk is set to make his home debut, whilst defenders Andy Taylor and Dean Holden both return to training after their respective groin and ankle injuries.
A former Manchester United trainee Fabian Brandy has travelled quite a lot during the early part of his career.
He's played for Swansea, Hereford, Gillingham, Notts County and Greek side Panetolikos.
But he's in the form of his career at Walsall scoring four goals in his last five appearances.
Top goalscorer Lewis Grabban is a major doubt after having a scan on his injured knee after limping off against Wigan on Tuesday night.
Josh McQuoid is also suffering with a calf problem, whilst Eunan O'Kane is also struggling.
Shaun MacDonald, Miles Addison, Darryl Flahavan, Stephen Purches and Charlie Sheringham all remain on the sidelines.
The Cherries have made three signings this week, defender Dan Seaborne joined the club on loan from Southampton until the end of the season.
Winger Ryan Fraser joined from SPL side Aberdeen and 'keeper Ryan Allsop joined from Leyton Orient.
With doubts over striker Lewis Grabban and Josh McQuoid, Wes Thomas could continue up front after starting against Wigan.
The striker has so far this season impressed for both Portsmouth and Blackpool on loan but is yet to score for the Cherries this season.
Head to Head
Bournemouth wins - 34
Walsall wins - 37
Draws - 36
Walsall beat the Cherries at Dean Court earlier this season 2-1.
22nd January 2013, Hartlepool United V AFCB, 3pm.
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Date:Saturday January 19 2013
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