Date:Saturday October 13 2007
Swansea City will go top tomorrow if they manage to extend their winning run to 4 games. Roberto Martinez and his side travel to the south coast to face struggling Bournemouth who have yet to pick up a win at Dean Court so far this season.
Cherries manager Kevin Bond is under extreme pressure to deliver results; a loss against Swansea at Dean Court tomorrow will heap pressure on his tenure at the club.
Unlike his counterpart Roberto Martinez will be full of confidence after defeating then league leaders Leyton Orient 5-0 at Brisbane Road last week.
In what has been the most convincing win of the season it was to spur a winning streak. The Liberty Stadium based outfit have won 3 games on the bounce and have not conceded a goal in that run.
|'They've won their last two games at Crewe (4-1) and Bristol Rovers (1-0 JPT). They were fantastic results so they will have momentum and confidence,'' |
'It's going to be a tricky one. Bournemouth may have got injury problems, but it would be a big mistake to take them lightly. They've brought in some quality loan signing and with someone like Darren Anderton in their side they will always be a threat.
'You don't get many players in League One with his CV and it will be a great opportunity for some of our players to come up against someone like that.''
The injury crisis at Bournemouth meant that boss Kevin Bond was forced to send on 43 year-old assistant Rob Newman during the Johnstone's Paint Trophy game with Bristol Rovers. He could also be on the bench tomorrow.
Gareth O'Connor has returned to Burnley after his loan but Southampton striker Lallana arrives on loan.
Out injured are Jean Christophe (wrist), Marvin Bartley (groin), Steven Foley (back), Neil Young (knee), Russ Perrett (hamstring), Ryan Garry (shin) and Warren Cummings (broken arm).
From Vital Bournemouth: The Ivory Coast born winger impressed away at Crewe last Saturday with two stunning goals and a superb performance.
Gradel joined The Cherries on loan from Championship side Leicester City.
Martinez will be forced to make at least one change from last Saturday's side as Darren Pratley picked up an injury during Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy win at home to Wycombe. Kristian O'Leary looks to be the favourite to replace Pratley in centre midfield.
It wasn't as serious as first thought and he could return tomorrow but it's not worth the risk in bringing him back. Leon Britton, Darryl Duffy and Alan Tate are still a week away from returning while Andy Robinson's fitness will be assessed.
Lightning quick and will cause loads of problems on the wing. Butler on the opposite flank is also enjoying good form lately, scoring 2 last week in the 5-0 win against Orient.
Bournemouth have played 5 at home, they've lost 4 and drawn 1. Despite poor form at home, they recently beat Crewe 4-1 away. The Cherries currently lie bottom of the league.
Martinez said it was the worst performance he'd seen of his side when the Swans last visited Dean Court. Two late goals got his side a point. In the same season, we beat them 4-2 at the Liberty.
Linesmen:E B Mackrell and S P Snartt
Fourth Official: S A Hooper
Mr Russell has officiated 10 games this season and has given 23 yellow cards and has dismissed Leyton Orient's Sean Thornton and Colchester United's Matthew Connolly.
Despite Bournemouth's poor record at home this season, it won't be easy but I expect us to win and go top!
2-1 Swansea win.
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Date:Saturday October 13 2007
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