Alex Scott absence would be 'big blow'

Alex Scott suffers injury
Alex Scott suffers injury

During Bournemouth's loss at Manchester City last Saturday, influential midfielder Alex Scott was forced to leave the action with a knee injury.

In the latest episode of BBC Radio Solent's Cherries Unpicked podcast, Jordan Clark and Kris Temple discuss how big a blow his absence would be for Andoni Iraola's side.

Clark: "That injury against Manchester City was the big negative to take away, bar the scoreline, from a Bournemouth point of view because what we have seen of him has been absolute class.

"My big concern is that he was wearing a big knee brace leaving the tunnel, the kind you see when players have a bad knee injury. Hopefully that is purely a precaution.

"It would be a huge blow following the injuries they’ve already had this season and what they've had to deal with, including everything that’s happened with Tyler Adams. To get Alex Scott back and then lose him would be bad - I can’t see him being in the team for Newcastle."

Temple: "He's almost the missing piece of the jigsaw - some may say there's a few pieces missing. He's the kind of player they were lacking as somebody who is able to get on the ball and travel with it easily. To an extent, Lewis Cook can do those things but Scott just seems to have that little bit of X-factor about him.

"To see him go off was a worry. The comments from Iraola after the match were encouraging, as he thought hopefully that it was minor.

"To see Scott in tears was bad. We are all in the dark a bit now, but I think it’s the first question that fans will have this week."

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