Football - Same again for Howe

Bournemouth have no fresh injury worries as they host Carlisle looking to edge closer to promotion to the second tier of English football for the first time since 1987.

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The Cherries know six points from their final two games will seal their elevation to the npower Championship and if they wrack up their club-record eighth consecutive victory and other results go their way on Saturday they could be promoted with a match to spare.

Victory for Eddie Howe's men coupled with a Sheffield United failure to pick up three points against Portsmouth would mean victory for Hartlepool over Brentford in the late kick-off would secure Bournemouth's promotion.

Only long-term injury absentees Miles Addison, Stephen Purches and Stephane Zubar are unavailable for the Cherries and Howe looks likely to name the same squad once more.

Shaun McDonald, Richard Hughes and Josh McQuoid all stepped off the bench in last weekend's 3-0 win at Shrewsbury and the trio are all pushing for starts should the former Burnley manager freshen things up.M

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