Brett Pitman could make debut for AFC Bournemouth against Bury
Brett Pitman could make his return for AFC Bournemouth as the Cherries visit Bury this afternoon.
The 24-year-old secured a loan switch to the Dorset club after leaving in 2010, and could go straight into the side at Gigg Lane - depending on his match fitness.
The Cherries are still unbeaten under Eddie Howe, and look to add to an impressive string of results - as they push for promotion to The Championship.
Bury may be in 21st place in League One, but have won five out of their last seven games. Howe is under no illusion about the challenge of visiting Gigg Lane.
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"They are fighting at the wrong end of the table, but have had some great results and this will be a tough test for us" said Howe.
"It is the sort of game where our quality has got to be shown. We will have to work extremely hard and the players showed on Tuesday that they will do that by putting a really good shift in.
"If we can get that every week with the quality of players on the pitch that we have, then that can be enough to win games."
Bournemouth have not beaten Bury is their last four meetings. A Brett Pitman goal helped the Cherries to a 3-0 win over The Shakers on the opening day of the 2009-10 season.
Wes Thomas and Mark Molesley joined Blackpool and Plymouth Argyle respectively this week - signing on short-term loan deals.