Morris to return against Cherries

Last updated : 29 December 2006 By Luke Thornhill
Manager Nigel Adkins opted for an attacking formation for the visit of Chesterfield on Boxing Day, but with Steve Torpey ruled out will be forced to make at least one change.

And that is likely to be the return of left winger Morris, with Billy Sharp and Andy Keogh on their own up front.

Elsewhere United have no injury problems, meaning Adkins is not forced to make any other changes - although Ian Baraclough could be recalled at the expense of either Jim Goodwin or Richard Hinds.

Although United are 20 places, and 23 points, above the visitors Adkins has warned the game is far from a home banker.

"They are certainly no mugs, we know it is going to be a difficult game for us" he insisted to the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

"They did well at Bristol City on Boxing Day and are beginning to run into a bit of form.

"We have got to make sure we impose how we want to play."

The Cherries head north to Glanford Park having yet to secure a win on their travels this season.

But they have drawn their last four League One games away from home, and were unlucky not to claim a win at Bristol City on Boxing Day.

They will be boosted by the return of former England midfielder Darren Anderton, who scored in the 2-2 draw with the Iron at Dean Court earlier this season, after serving a one-match ban.

If he returns straight to the starting XI then Marcus Browning will be the player to make way.

Defender Josh Gowling is also set to be recalled after Karl Broadhurst suffered a neck injury at Ashton Gate.