Bournemouth man David Brooks takes a rather unusual approach to preparing for games.

The midfielder has revealed that he enjoys trying his hand at the wordsearch in the matchday programme before lacing up his boots.

The Welsh international is set to make his Cherries comeback after two serious ankle operations, which have kept him out of action since last summer.

Eddie Howe’s side return to top flight action after a 3-month hiatus against Crystal Palace on Friday (7.45pm) – the club are currently in the Premier League relegation zone.

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