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Build-up to Cherries Repicked at St Mary's

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As we get ready for the latest Cherries Repicked this evening, here's a flavour of how the build-up to the match at St Mary's went.

Supporters are invited to watch along the match away at Southampton from back in September, with the game being streamed in full at 7.30pm via afcbTV at afcb.co.uk.

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With the fixture set for a Friday night kick-off live on Sky Sports, Eddie Howe's pre-match press conference moved a day earlier to the Thursday at Vitality Stadium.

The topics of conversation focused on the potential injury returns of Simon Francis and Lloyd Kelly, the recall of Lewis Cook and building on the impressive win over Everton in the previous match and, of course, the nature of the Cherries' rivalry with Southampton.

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Press conferences

Howe discusses derby with Southampton

Later on that day, Zoe Rundle and Kris Temple hosted the afcbTV Preview Show, looking ahead to the much-anticipated game.

Head of sports science Dan Hodges also paid a special guest visit to talk about fitness in the squad.

As kick-off approaches, the Cherries squad arrives at St Mary's, sharing some laughs and jokes on the pitch on a mild night along the coast.

While the afcbTV cameras are also in the dressing room and following the squad and manager around as the Cherries staff carried out their pre-match duties.

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Behind the scenes from Saints win

You can also see a gallery of the build-up at St Mary's by clicking on the gallery at the top of this article.

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