AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe had been very keen to hand defender Tyrone Mings his chance to impress ahead of the match against Hull City.
The Cherries have had their defensive options heavily weakened over the past week.
First, AFC Bournemouth captain Simon Francis was harshly sent off against Arsenal and received a suspension.
Chelsea then recalled Nathan Ake early from his season long loan spell on the south coast and summer signing Marc Wilson then picked up an injury against Millwall in the FA Cup.
That left AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe short of numbers going into this weekend’s fixture away at Hull City.
The back four picked itself with the only fit options Adam Smith at right back, Charlie Daniels at left back with Steve Cook partnering Tyrone Mings at centre back.
It was Mings first Premier League start since his move from Ipswich and subsequent knee injury which had sidelined him for a year.
Prior to the match, Howe told the Daily Echo…
‘For me, this weekend is about giving an opportunity to someone in our squad and then let’s see…’
‘…That’s the beauty of football. Someone gets an opportunity and they don’t look back from that moment.
‘I believe we have players in the squad who can take that place and do very well. Let’s not rush into the transfer market. Let’s see.’
The Cherries would go on to lose 3-1 against Hull City, with Mings arguably at fault for the first two goals, before scoring an own goal.
Previously, AFC Bournemouth had been linked with a half season loan move for former England captain John Terry.
Terry has had limited first team football this season and may well have dropped further down the pecking order following Nathan Ake’s recall.
Discussing John Terry, Howe told Sky Sports…
‘No. No negotiations with Chelsea at all,’
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