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Scott Parker confirms AFC Bournemouth player boost ahead of Cardiff City clash

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Lloyd Kelly is set to return to action for AFC Bournemouth following Covid-19 isolation period.

According to Tom Crocker, on Twitter, Kelly will return for tomorrow night’s game against Cardiff City.

There are no new fresh injury concerns for Bournemouth boss Scott Parker. The team has been dealing with cases in their squad during a period that saw them go six games without a league win.

Kelly missed the end of that winless run, a 1-0 victory over QPR on Boxing Day. However, Parker was happy to announce his return to the squad.

“Lloyd Kelly is back in the squad,” said Parker, via Wales Online

“He comes out of that isolation period and everyone else has come out of the game OK. We’ve had a few bumps and bruises but nothing more than that.

“Junior Stanislas had a bit of an issue with his shoulder after the game, he trained lightly so let’s see how he reacts tomorrow morning. I see him being OK for the game though.”

Parker also confirmed that Will Dennis is the only member of the Cherries’ squad still isolating from Covid-19. 

Bournemouth’s next game is at home to Cardiff City, before another home game to Peterborough.

Parker’s side had suffered damaging losses to Middlesbrough, Blackburn and Derby County in a run that also saw them also draw with Fulham, Coventry City and Millwall.

Bournemouth are top of the Championship table, but have played a game more than Fulham who are only one point behind. 

The Verdict

Kelly has been an important player for Bournemouth this season, starting 18 of his 19 appearances in the Championship this season. 

Bournemouth will need their best players back from Covid-19 isolation if they are to fully arrest this recent slump.

Their promotion bid took quite a dent in the last month, so Kelly will be needed to keep that still on track.


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