DESPITE a cracking 2011 without a loss in 25 league games, it's the play-offs for Huddersfield Town.

We'll be bringing you all the news from Bournemouth ahead of the big games plus news from the other semi-final with MK Dons and Peterborough United.


EDDIE Mitchell has saluted Lee Bradbury and Steve Fletcher, insisting the Cherries management duo has delivered irrespective of the club’s destiny.

Chairman Mitchell made a bold move when he took the decision to appoint the untried pair following Eddie Howe’s departure to Burnley in January.

But the duo came up trumps by steering Cherries into the play-offs and will now attempt to secure back-to-back promotions for the first time in the club’s history.

Bradbury and Fletcher took the reins when Cherries were in third place, immediately raising hopes of automatic promotion thanks to an impressive 10-match unbeaten run.

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Peterborough United received a play-off boost today with the news that Charlie Lee is likely to be fit for the semi-final first leg at MK Dons on Sunday.

Lee limped out of Saturday’s big win over Dagenham & Redbridge with a hamstring problem, but manager Darren Ferguson expects him to return to training on Friday.

And if Lee does suffer a relapse, Grant Basey is ready to return at left-back. Basey resumed training yesterday (Tuesday) after an injury lay-off which was important as plans to restore Scott Griffiths to the squad have been scuppered by Football League regulations.

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MK Dons

DONS skipper Dean Lewington is desperate to vanish the memories of two play-off semi-final defeats by helping the club get past Peterborough.

The side's longest serving player has suffered the agony of falling just before the final not once but twice, against Shrewsbury Town in 2007 and Scunthorpe United in 2009.

Saturday's 2-1 victory against Oldham ensured a 5th place finish in League One for the Dons and booked the two-leg spectacle against the Posh – kicking off with a crunch home leg at stadiummk on Sunday.

Lewington is hoping to put the past heartbreak behind him and book the Dons' place in the winner-takes-all final at Old Trafford.

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