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Dan Gosling in contention to face Burnley

Posted: Fri 12 May 2017

Eddie Howe updates on the latest team news ahead of the weekend's game against Burnley

AFC Bournemouth have been handed a boost with the news that Dan Gosling could be in contention to return to action against Burnley this weekend.

Due to an ongoing calf complaint Gosling has featured in just 44 minutes of action since early April’s 0-0 draw at Southampton.

But ahead of the Cherries’ penultimate game of the campaign, Eddie Howe confirmed the midfielder had returned to training.

“Dan Gosling is once again in back in contention to be involved,” the manager said at his pre-match press conference.

“We’re also monitoring Ryan Fraser’s situation. He has a slight Achilles issue right now, but again, we’re hoping he’ll be able to feature.

“In terms of team selection, we’ll try and go as strong as we can. We want to try and win and finish as high up the league as we can. We want to finish the campaign on a positive note.”

Benik Afobe is expected to remain sidelined with hamstring injury, whilst Callum Wilson, Adam Federici and Rhoys Wiggins (all knee) remain long-term absentees.

The manager also offered an update on Jack Wilshere, who after being ruled out for the remainder of the season returned to the club to complete part of his rehabilitation work.

He added: “Jack has been back here as part of his rehab here. It was nice for him spend some time with the lads, but he’s now back with Arsenal continuing his recovery work.”