Preview: MK Dons v AFC Bournemouth
AFC Bournemouth face a difficult challenge as they take on playoff rivals the MK Dons this afternoon.
The Cherries visit Stadium:MK with the hosts high in confidence after brushing aside Queens Park Rangers in The FA Cup last weekend.
A win for the Dorset side would be huge for Eddie Howe's playoff ambitions, but the Cherries manager knows it won't be easy.
"Myself and Jason (Tindall) saw MK Dons at Yeovil on Tuesday night in a game played on a very difficult surface" said Howe.
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"They still posed a threat even when down to ten men.
"We are fully aware that they have an excellent home record, and with the surface they have, they can play the style of football they are suited to."
Bournemouth's new signing Matt Ritchie is expected to go straight in to the side, but Donal McDermott will miss the game with an ankle injury.
Josh McQuoid is expected to miss out through illness, while Charlie Daniels may also not feature.
"It has been good to have a clear week to prepare for this game" added Howe.
"We had a very busy schedule and had a lot of tired bodies, both physically and mentally.
"Both sides like to get the ball down and play, so it has the makings of a very good game."