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Injury News: Parker's latest squad update

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Scott Parker has provided an injury update on his squad ahead of the weekend's game away at Luton Town. 

The Cherries travel to Kenilworth Road for a 12.30pm kick-off on Saturday, with the match to be televised live on Sky Sports. 

With ten changes for the FA Cup win away at Yeovil Town and the previous fixture against Peterborough Town being postponed, the head coach updated the media with the fitness of his side. 

"Injury-wise, I think we're okay," Parker began. 

"We are where we have been over the last ten days or two weeks in terms of personnel and individuals. 

"James Hill comes in and has been on the grass. Ethan Laird as well, but it's probably a bit early for both of them at this present moment in time. 

"Adam Smith is progressing in the right way and definitely pushing on, but it will be a good few weeks before we see him back with us. 

"Elsewhere, Junior Stanislas wont be fit either.

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"We have players with knocks and players with illness, but those I've mentioned are the ones jumping out at me right now." 

Parker continued by looking ahead to the game with Luton Town and admitted his side need to be alert and ready in order to come away with a result.  

"Luton are a good side and an aggressive team," he continued.

"The way they play, they create opportunities and put people under pressure. It's going to be a very tough away game for us.

"We need to be ready for the fight we'll face and we need to be aware of the threats they have all over the pitch. We need to be ready for that.

"They are a dangerous animal and a difficult team to play against. They have energy in their side and I think their home stadium is a tight ground, it can be intimidating but we need to show our quality and stamp authority on the game.

"We need to match what comes at us and if we do that then we stand a chance of getting a good result."  

 

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