Football - Cook to miss Boxing Day clash

Bournemouth look set to be without centre-back Steve Cook when they face Yeovil.

The 22-year-old missed Saturday's 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday with a minor hamstring tear and manager Eddie Howe will be planning for the clash against the Glovers without the defender.

So Elliott Ward is set to start his second game in five days having made a speedy return from a calf injury that looked to have ended his 2013.

Elsewhere in the squad, back-up goalkeeper Darryl Flahavan is waiting to discover whether he will need an operation after damaging his thumb in training but fellow shot-stopper Ryan Allsop made a welcome return to the bench at Hillsborough after glandular fever.