icon_corner icon_start_stop icon_start_stop icon_start_stop icon_post icon_miss icon_save icon_card_red icon_save icon_start_stop icon_sub icon_card_yellow accessibility icon account-off icon account-on icon arrow-left icon arrow-right icon attack icon chevron-down icon chevron-left icon chevron-right icon chevron-up icon Combined Shape Created with Sketch. cross icon defence icon icon_disallowed_goal email icon facebook icon giphy icon google icon instagram icon linkedin icon lock icon messenger icon padlock icon Svg Vector Icons : http://www.onlinewebfonts.com/icon Panel Created with Sketch. Pattern Created with Sketch. pinterest icon Icon_PlayButton Created with Sketch. plus-thin icon plus icon Created with Sketch. Created with Sketch. search icon soundcloud icon sub-in icon sub-out icon tweet icon twitter icon icon_user__out icon_user_out vimeo icon whatsapp icon icon_start_stop youtube icon

First team

Team news: Late Clarets call on King


AFC Bournemouth AFC Bournemouth

Joshua King is a doubt for Saturday’s Premier League game with Burnley, after limping out of his return to the first team at Stamford Bridge.

The striker missed almost a month ahead of the trip to Chelsea, playing 75 minutes in the 1-0 win be-fore leaving the field early with an ankle injury.

In his pre-match press conference Eddie Howe gave an update on the Norwegian and the rest of the long list of injuries in his squad.

“We have concerns on a few players and we’ll make some very late calls on them,” he explained.

“Joshua King went off last week with a twisted ankle so we’ll see how he is, Andrew Surman picked up a calf problem from the game, so we’ll see how he is.

“Have we got any returns for the game from previous weeks? No, I don’t think so, we’re pretty much as we were. We’re stretched at the moment, that’s been well documented, but we’re still hopeful that a lot of the players with the longer-term injuries are making good progress, but they’re not going to be ready short term.”

With last week’s win against Chelsea a stand-out positive in what’s been a difficult recent run for the Cherries, Howe spoke of the difference in mood the squad and the importance of pushing that for-wards into the weekend.

“When you win you naturally get a bounce, the players feel better about themselves, and it’s the same for the supporters who will have had a lift,” he said.

“It’s key now that we push that on and get a good result against Burnley. They’re a team that work incredibly hard, they’re a very effective team and we’re going to have make sure that we’re good.

“We’ll need all the qualities that we showed against Chelsea, to show them again against Burnley.”

Breaking News