Watford v Bournemouth: Latest team news

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Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores will be missing only Jose Manuel Jurado for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Bournemouth.

The Spanish midfielder has missed the last two games with a calf injury and will sit out once again this weekend.

Defender Miguel Britos returned from a dead leg for the 1-0 FA Cup fifth round victory over Leeds, while goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, who was replaced by January signing Costel Pantilimon for last weekend’s cup-tie, is likely to return in goal.

Provisional squad: Gomes, Pantilimon, Britos, Cathcart, Paredes, Holebas, Behrami, Capoue, Watson, Ighalo, Deeney, Abdi, Nyom, Amrabat, Anya, Prodl, Guedioura, Suarez.

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Bournemouth have a doubt over striker Lewis Grabban (groin) for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Watford.

Captain Tommy Elphick is in contention to start again having come through last week’s FA Cup defeat by Everton following his return from a serious ankle injury.

Midfielder Max Gradel is stepping up his recovery from a long-term knee problem, but Tyrone Mings and Callum Wilson (both knee) remain out.

Provisional Squad: Boruc, Daniels, Francis, Smith, Cook, Arter, Gosling, Stanislas, Surman, Pugh, Afobe, Federici, Distin, Ritchie, King, Iturbe, O’Kane, Elphick, Grabban.

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