Bournemouth v Toon Team News

Last updated : 15 March 2019 By Footy Mad - Editor

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Bournemouth full-back Adam Smith will miss out with a hamstring strain, so Nathaniel Clyne is likely to deputise.

Ryan Fraser should be fit despite missing training earlier this week after suffering some heavy challenges against Huddersfield.

Newcastle could be without captain Jamaal Lascelles, who was substituted at half-time against Everton with a knee problem.

Fabian Schar is banned for two matches after accumulating 10 bookings.

Victories for both sides last week mean the chances of relegation are almost non-existent for Bournemouth and slim for Newcastle.

Neither faces the most daunting of run-ins either so, privately at least, Eddie Howe and Rafa Benitez will have plenty of other goals on top of ensuring survival.

For Bournemouth, topping their 46-point haul in 2017 should be an aim. Ten points from their last eight games is a good bar to set.

Newcastle have rolled back the years at St James' Park in recent weeks but they have only won twice on the road. They need to harness the attacking flair which Almiron, Perez and Rondon have cultivated so well at home to improve their woeful goal tally away.

Achieve those aims and both managers will be pretty happy by May.