Football - Cherries waiting on Elphick

Bournemouth's stand-in captain Tommy Elphick will undergo a late fitness test ahead of the trip to Crewe.

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The centre-back missed the 2-0 win over Portsmouth on Saturday with a knee injury sustained in the victory over MK Dons the previous week.

And he will be assessed before the clash at Gresty Road on Tuesday night.

Fellow defender Charlie Daniels has missed the Cherries' last three matches with a foot problem and looks like missing out again with Matt Ritchie set to deputise at left-back again for Eddie Howe's men.

Scottish winger Ryan Fraser could also return to contention having been missing since his move from Aberdeen last month.

Bournemouth are up into fourth in npower League One, a point off top spot, after Saturday's fourth successive win in the south-coast derby.

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