AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes that midfielder Emerson Hyndman’s loan move to Rangers will help him release his potential.
Hyndman made the move to England from Major League Soccer side FC Dallas in 2011 aged just 15.
His debut for Fulham came in August 2014 and he made 28 appearances for the London club before he joined the Cherries in June 2016, signing a four year contract.
The 20 year old American made his first start for the Cherries during AFC Bournemouth’s 3-0 away defeat to League One side Millwall in the FA Cup, but less than 24 hours later he was completing a loan switch to Scottish side Rangers.
Rangers are managed by former Brentford manager Mark Warburton and Howe believes working with Warburton will aid his development.
In two appearances in the Scottish Premiership thus far, the American has scored two goals.
Howe told the Daily Echo…
‘Emerson has huge potential to be a very good player for us over a number of years. To get to that point we felt he needed to play games.
‘The reason behind the Rangers move was twofold. The size of the club and the experience he will gain up there, in terms of the pressure environment and the amount of people watching him, we felt would be really good for him.
‘We also felt working with Mark Warburton would do him the world of good. I’ve got a lot of time for Mark since his work at Brentford and how he coaches.
‘There has been a lot of thought behind the move and I think he will come back a better player for it.’
I’m glad he’s doing well, I’d be more impressed if it was happening in the Championship as the quality is undoubtedly higher, but I think that’s two goals and three assists in little over 200 minutes football. No matter where you’re playing that’s cracking work – Join the conversation here.
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