Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has provided a fitness update on the sidelined Joshua King, ahead of his side’s meeting with Crystal Palace.
Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace
The Cherries are set to welcome Roy Hodgson’s men to the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon, for a Premier League clash.
The matchup marks yet another crucial one for the hosts, in the club’s battle against relegation.
As things stand, Bournemouth sit 18th in the English top-flight table.
The south coast outfit, though, are actually level on 27 points with both Watford and West Ham United.
As such, just a solitary victory could see the Cherries climb two places clear of the drop zone.
And Bournemouth’s hopes of clinching those much-needed 3 points versus Palace this weekend could yet be boosted by the return of a key performer.
The individual in question is Josh King.
Norwegian international King missed Bournemouth’s defeat at Liverpool over the weekend, after picking up a hamstring problem versus Chelsea the week prior.
Eddie Howe, though, has since revealed that King’s injury doesn’t appear to be a serious one.
As such, the Cherries boss remains hopeful that the club will be able to get the 28-year-old ‘fit quickly’, ahead of a potential return versus Palace:
Howe hoping King (hamstring) can make a swift return: “I don’t think it’s serious, but it was enough to keep him out of (GW29). He did it (v Chelsea) very early in the game. Managed to play on okay but obviously discomfort for him this week. We hope to get him fit quickly.” #AFCB
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