EDDIE Howe confirmed midfielder Philip Billing would be fit for tomorrow’s crucial home clash with Newcastle – while striker Joshua King remained “touch and go”.

Billing is set to feature after suffering a dead leg in last week’s 1-0 defeat to Wolves, while King missed the Molineux encounter due to an ankle injury picked up against Crystal Palace.

Speaking before the visit of the Magpies, boss Howe said: “We had Josh King with an ankle injury. He had a scan, nothing serious to report back - he’s going to be touch and go for the game.

“Philip Billing will be fit after his dead leg.”

Cherries will be without frontman Callum Wilson, with the England international serving the first of a two-game suspension.

Quizzed on the striker’s flurry of bookings this season, boss Howe replied: “Personally, I don’t see any big reason for that.

“You just look at the last booking he had – I thought that was incredibly harsh, trying to go for the ball in a potential goalscoring opportunity.

“You don’t want to lose any player through suspension, especially not for two games at this stage of the season. That’s definitely something for us to look back on with Callum.

“His miss is definitely someone else’s opportunity and I think that’s how we have to look at it.”