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Defoe in line for first AFC Bournemouth start

18 Aug 2017
Jermain Defoe, AFC Bournemouth

Eddie Howe reveals team news for Saturday's visit of Watford

Jermain Defoe is in the running to make his first Premier League start for AFC Bournemouth when they host Watford on Saturday.

The summer signing from Sunderland came off the bench in the Matchweek 1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion, but the striker could be in line for a full debut against the Hornets.

"Jermain didn't have a knock but he felt a tightness in his groin after the Valencia pre-season game," manage Eddie Howe told

"He felt it until before the West Bromwich Albion game but he came on in that game and is in contention to start this weekend.”

Howe also provided an injury update on Simon Francis, Junior Stanislas and Callum Wilson.

See: Francis to be assessed

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