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Cherries: McDermott could feature against Rovers
EDDIE Howe could be ready to hand Donal McDermott a chance to resurrect his career at Goldsands Stadium.
McDermott has been named in Howe’s provisional 20-man squad for Cherries’ League One showdown with leaders Tranmere on Saturday (3pm).
The enigmatic playmaker has endured mixed fortunes since signing permanently from Huddersfield in January.
Despite featuring prominently under Lee Bradbury, McDermott, who has had his fair share of injuries, has been restricted to just one start this season.
The 22-year-old played a starring role in Cherries’ Hampshire Senior Cup win over Winchester in midweek.
Midfielder Harry Arter, striker Steve Fletcher and defender Stephane Zubar are also in contention to return to the squad.
Howe said: “It is always |difficult choosing a team and |the hardest part is telling pla-yers they are not playing or involved.
“We are going to need all the players who aren’t involved to be respectful of the team and to react the right way.”
Discussing Tranmere, Howe said: “They are unbeaten in the league and it would be a really good scalp if we were to end that record. Everything is set up to be a great game.”
Cherries: (from) James, Francis, Addison, Elphick, Daniels, O'Kane, MacDonald, Grabban, Barnard, Pugh, Davids, Demouge, Partington, Tubbs, Cook, McQuoid, McDermott, Fletcher, Zubar, Jalal.
Rovers: (from) fon Williams, Holmes, Gibson, Taylor, Bakayogo, McGurk, Wallace, Palmer, Robinson, Stockton, Cassidy, Bell-Baggie, Power, Kirby, Black, Kay, Harrison, Thompson, Mooney.