Bournemouth v Norwich City: Latest team news UPDATED

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Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie is rated as 50/50 by manager Eddie Howe to be available against Norwich after picking up a dead leg in the midweek defeat by West Ham.

Striker Lewis Grabban is in line to face his former team in the Barclays Premier League match, having left the Norfolk club to rejoin the Cherries on Monday.

Defender Tommy Elphick has started training again following a serious knee injury but will not be rushed back. Forwards Callum Wilson and Max Gradel also both continue their long-term rehabilitation.

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


Norwich will be without suspended midfielder Gary O’Neil for the Barclays Premier League trip to Bournemouth following his red card in the midweek defeat at Stoke.

Full-back Ivo Pinto is not expected to be in the squad as the Portuguese defender continues to settle following his transfer from Dynamo Zagreb.

Manager Alex Neil reported no fresh injury worries, with fit-again winger Matt Jarvis pressing for a recall having come off the bench at the Britannia Stadium, along with England under-21 forward Nathan Redmond.

Provisional squad: Rudd, Brady, Bassong, Martin, Bennett, Howson, Tettey, Odjidja-Ofoe, Hoolahan, Jarvis, Mbokani, Ruddy, Redmond, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Jerome, Wisdom, Olsson.