Bournemouth aiming to bounce back with EFL Cup win

Bournemouth aiming to bounce back with EFL Cup win

Bournemouth assistant Jason Tindall has welcomed the chance to put the heavy defeat to Manchester City behind them in the EFL Cup.

The Cherries welcome Preston to Dean Court in the third round after a 4-0 defeat in the Premier League at the weekend.

The Championship side make the trip following a 5-0 thrashing against Brentford.

Tindall said: "Both teams are coming into the game off the back of a heavy defeat.

"We certainly see the cup competitions as a help, not a hindrance. We have a lot of good players available and it will be good to give them minutes.

"We see it as a trophy to win, we want to go as far as we can in the competition and that's what we're looking to do in a tough game tomorrow night."

Arsenal loanee Jack Wilshere started his first game for the Cherries at the weekend and is expected to be in the starting line-up to face Preston.

Speaking to the Daily Echo, boss Eddie Howe said it was "impossible" for Wilshere to have an impact against City - though the midfielder conceded the free-kick from which Kevin De Bruyne scored the first goal.

Howe said: "It was difficult for Jack because we want to see him in the final third and he didn't get there enough.

"It was impossible to see his best qualities, but the minutes will do him good and once he understands how we want to play, he will be an important player for us."

Howe has a full team to pick from and is expected to name Callum Wilson in the starting line-up after coming off the bench at half-time at the Etihad Stadium.

Preston will be without injured defender Marnick Vermijl, while boss Simon Grayson has promised to ring the changes after Saturday's defeat in London.

Belgian right-back Vermijl was forced off with a hamstring injury in the closing stages at the weekend and could be sidelined for several weeks.

Midfield pair Ben Pringle and John Welsh, striker Simon Makienok, defender Bailey Wright and goalkeeper Chris Maxwell are among those expected to feature.

Jermaine Beckford (hamstring), fellow striker Stevie May and defender Calum Woods (both knee) remain sidelined.