Bournemouth manager Lee Bradbury has told their official site that he and Russell Hoult are good friends:
"Russell Hoult, the assistant manager, is a good friend of mine and we had a chat recently and he has said that the squad there is working hard for manager Jamie Pitman and they will be a threat. It's an important game for us as we look to get back on track, and we know the importance of what a good result can do for us."
The pair had a year together at Portsmouth ten years ago, with Bradbury signing a deal to become the Cherries' manager last January.
On the pitch, Bradbury has few injury concerns for tonight's game. Loanee Scott Malone picked up an ankle injury at the weekend and is unlikely to be risked, while veteran Steve Fletcher faces a late fitness test. Midfielder Steven Gregory and loan striker Ryan Doble are expected to return after injury, while second string keeper Shwan Jalal is likely to start.