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Bournemouth may send Barnard back to Southampton

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe admits he's struggling to find room for on-loan Southampton striker Lee Barnard.

Barnard is likely to return to Saints next month.

Howe said: "We have real competition for places in the striking department but Lee is still very much part of our squad.

"The difficulty we have is that he is a loan player and we have contracted players.

"That is the dilemma and it is a really difficult one.

"I can only speak very highly of Lee's attitude and commitment to the cause since he has been here and we will re-assess his position in January."

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