Preview: AFC Bournemouth v Swindon Town
AFC Bournemouth host Swindon Town in League One this afternoon - as the two in-form sides look to flex their muscles in the race for promotion to The Championship.
The Cherries have not lost in their last 16 games, while Swindon have won their last four games.
Earlier in the season, the Robins easily swept aside Paul Groves' AFC Bournemouth side with a 4-0 win. Much has changed at The Goldsands Stadium since September, with Eddie Howe still unbeaten since taking over the reigns.
Howe has hinted he may have to rotate his squad in the coming weeks as fixtures build up. The Cherries also have an FA Cup third round replay with Wigan Athletic on Tuesday to worry about.
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"We had a number of players who came in last week and were all excellent, so it's a nice selection headache for me" said Howe, speaking to the club's official website.
"We are mindful that we have a lot of fixtures coming up, so there is no new respite for us. We are going to need he squad again over the next few weeks, but you have seen the strength in depth that we have and we need that."
Swindon have extended the loan signing of former Cherries captain Danny Hollands, who played alongside Howe.
The Robins have various scoring threats including Adam Rooney who is currently on loan from Birmingham City.
Paulo Di Canio expects a tough contest this afternoon, and believes a win would boost their promotion chances.
"This will be one of the most important crossroads of the season" said Di Canio, speaking to Swindon Town's official website.
"If we beat them the job is not done completely, but it will help us build something really important. If we can win the game then that would be an amazing lift for everybody.
"Bournemouth look like us last season - they have very high confidence and have been on a fantastic run."
The Cherries have a good record against Swindon at home. They have not lost at The Goldsands Stadium to The Robins since April 1990.
The Robins have only won six out of 50 games in Bournemouth, and will be looking for a change of fortune this afternoon.