Match preview: AFC Bournemouth vs Derby County

AFC Bournemouth go into this weekend's encounter with Derby County searching for their first win in five games.

Eddie Howe's side currently sit 14th in the league table and despite picking up just two points from their last four games, lay only six points shy of the play-offs.

Before the international break the Cherries gained a respectable point away from home at top-of-the-table Burnley thanks to Tokelo Rantie's first goal for the club.

Rantie went eight games without scoring until he netted at Turf Moor in spectacular style, but his effort was cancelled out by Danny Ings' late strike.

The summer signing returns from international duty after playing 90 minutes on Tuesday as his South Africa side shocked world champions Spain in a 1-0 win.Saturday's opponents Derby have proved that they are a force away from home this season, picking up four wins on their travels and netting 16 times - more than anyone else in the division.

The topic of conversation at Pride Park seems to be 18-year-old Will Hughes, who scored his first goal for England Under 21s midweek against San Marino.

The midfielder has netted three times in the league and has started every one of Derby's games this season.

Tomorrow's fixture will be the first time these two sides have met since 1986 when they played out a 1-1 draw at Dean Court.