AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe never had any doubts in backing midfielder Harry Arter to start against Huddersfield Town.
The Cherries manager opted to name an unchanged side following the 1-0 victory against Newcastle United.
However between the two Premier League games an international break had seen Harry Arter join up with the Republic Of Ireland squad and Lewis Cook captain the England Under 21’s.
The Republic Of Ireland suffered the heartache of not advancing to the World Cup following their play-off defeat to Denmark.
But despite that disappointment, Howe was sure Arter was ready to start against Huddersfield Town.
Howe told afcb.co.uk after the game…
‘It was nice to see Harry score today. Having his World Cup dream over, it was difficult to take for him but I`m really pleased for him individually.
‘Harry is an experienced player. If he was younger and we haven`t shared the experiences that we have then it may be different, but I had no doubts in playing him today. He`s come through a lot and so he was more than capable of playing today.
‘It was good to see him get a goal…
Eddie likes playing players back into form…and that’s happening with Arter. It’s taken some time mind and thank feck he’s responding.
They were pretty dismal. It was like watching a puppy excitedly run around a bone wondering what the hell to do with it.
We can get results like this without Stan and L Cook – in my mind that’s gold dust….along with Callum of course…we’ve hit the jackpot in that respect.
This run of results were never really in doubt. – Join the conversation here.
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