Bournemouth v Peterborough preview
Newly-promoted Bournemouth could be without defender Ryan Garry as they host relegated Peterborough.
By Ben Collins
Last Updated: 13/08/10 12:57pm
Bournemouth could be without defender Ryan Garry as they welcome Peterborough for their first home game of the season.
Garry, who was troubled by a groin strain in pre-season, limped out of Tuesday night's 2-0 Carling Cup defeat at Southampton with an unspecified injury and the club are waiting to discover the extent of the problem.
Danny Hollands and Michael Symes (both groin) are pushing for a start after both came off the bench in the first two games of the new campaign.
Harry Arter should also be involved despite sustaining a knee injury as the newly-promoted Cherries lost 1-0 at Charlton in their League One opener last week.
Steve Fletcher (heel) remains out and it is unclear when the veteran forward will be able to return.
Manager Eddie Howe is also without the services of long-term absentees Mark Molesley (foot) and Steve Lovell (ankle).
Peterborough boss Gary Johnson could be handed an unexpected boost by having Aaron McLean available.
The striker was carried off with a knee injury after scoring in the 4-1 Carling Cup win over Rotherham in midweek and feared he could be out for some time.
But X-rays and an MRI scan revealed no fracture or soft tissue damage and McLean, who also scored in Posh's opening-day win over Bristol Rovers, was due to train on Friday as normal.
Captain Grant McCann returns from international duty with Northern Ireland and will replace Charlie Lee in midfield as Johnson contends with several long-term injuries.
Defender Gabriel Zakuani has a groin injury while midfielder Lee Frecklington (knee) and winger Chris Whelpdale (thigh) are also still short of first-team action.