CHERRIES boss Kevin Bond will tonight continue his search for new blood after casting his net from Hackney to Brazil - via France, Egypt and Paraguay.

Bond will run the rule over another cosmopolitan batch of trialists during Cherries' pre-season friendly against Oxford United (7.45pm kick-off).

Among England's representatives in the city of dreaming spires will be London-born striker Shabazz Baidoo who is currently on the books of QPR.

The 19-year-old, who has progressed through the ranks at Loftus Road, caught Bond's eye during a behind-closed-doors friendly at Chelsea earlier this year.

Baidoo has hit four goals in 34 appearances during his QPR career and featured predominately from the substitutes' bench in their Championship campaign last season.

South American trio Alfredo Novaes, Lidier Marmol and Marcio Giovanni look set to join Baidoo in the Cherries line-up at the Kassam Stadium.

And although details of the three are sketchy, central midfielder Marmol hails from Paraguay, while defender Giovanni and winger Novaes come from Brazil.

Giovanni is understood to have been plying his trade in Israel, while the other two are believed to have played in Spain and Germany last season.

Felicien Singbo, who turned out against Southampton six days ago, will have another run-out against the U's and will be joined by fellow Frenchman Christophe Francois.

Defender Singbo, midfielder Francois and Egyptian striker Reda Shehata all joined Cherries during their four-day training camp at Woodbury Park this week.

Garreth O'Connor will fly the flag for the Republic of Ireland at Oxford after recovering from a nagging thigh strain which forced him to miss Cherries' first three friendlies.

The 27-year-old, who is back at Dean Court with a view to signing on loan ahead of the new season, should feature after coming through a series of intensive workouts in Devon.

Boss Bond said: "I'm looking forward to seeing Garreth in a match situation. He's had a week's training and he did well."

Asked whether he had been frustrated by O'Connor's absence since his return, Bond replied: "To a degree, but there are no prizes won during pre-season and I want to see him at Nottingham Forest in our first game. As long as he's fit, willing and raring to go then I haven't got a problem with not seeing him any earlier."

Englishmen Scott Lye and Jason Pearce will again look to impress Bond, although a nap of Cherries players could be rested for various reasons.

Russ Perrett, who was born in the same Barton-on-Sea maternity unit as Neil Moss, has a slight hamstring problem, while Darren Anderton and Sam Vokes are both nursing minor groin strains. Danny Hollands is also struggling with his hamstring and Neil Young may not travel for family reasons.