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Team News: Two changes from Birmingham win


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Scott Parker has made two changes to the side that beat Birmingham City 3-1 at Vitality Stadium earlier in the week. 

Jefferson Lerma will serve the first game of his four-match suspension against Blackpool this afternoon, with Lewis Cook starting in his place. 

Siriki Dembele also makes his full debut for the club, starting in place of the injured Ryan Christie, who came off after 59 minutes on Wednesday. 

The back four remains unchanged with Nat Phillips playing his first Cherries game away from Vitality Stadium. 

Further up the pitch, Dominic Solanke will lead the line, with Jaidon Anthony and Dembele either side. 

New recruit Todd Cantwell keeps his place in the starting XI, occupying midfield alongside both Philip Billing and Cook. 

On the bench, Emiliano Marcondes and Jamal Lowe both provide attacking options, while there is also a place for January signing James Hill, who was absent from the squad in the week. 

Cherries XI: Travers; Stacey, Phillips, Kelly (C), Zemura; Cook, Billing, Cantwell; Dembele, Anthony, Solanke. 

Bench: Woodman, Mepham, Hill, Davis, Pearson, Marcondes, Lowe. 

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