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WILSHERE WILL DO GREAT THINGS FOR BOURNEMOUTH - HOWE

The midfielder came off the bench in
the second half as his side picked up
their first Premier League win of the
season and the coach has big
expectations
Eddie Howe believes Jack Wilshere
will do great things for Bournemouth
after making his debut in
Saturday's 1-0 victory over West
Brom.
Wilshere, who joined the club on loan
from Arsenal in the transfer
window, was given a place on
the bench for fitness reasons, but
came on after 63 minutes when the
game was still goalless.
Callum Wilson's goal in the 79th
minute gave Bournemouth a deserved
first victory of the Premier League
campaign, and the England
international's influence from the
bench made a mark on the manager.
"We were very close to picking
Jack Wilshere, but he made a real
impact when he came on," Howe told
BBC Sport.
"I was just concerned at his ability to
play as long as we needed him to if he
started. It was quite obvious to me
that he will do great things for this
team.
"He's given everyone a lift just
because of his name, his quality can
only rub off on the other players and
boost them."
Wilshere said he was happy to start on
the bench as he looks to build his
fitness up.
"It was a good win for us and it was
good for me to come on and get my
first minutes and get used to how the
lads play," Wilshere added.
"I spoke with the manager during the
week and he's got a plan for me so I
was happy to be on the bench.
"My biggest goal is to get as many
games as possible, if there is a
question mark about me I know that
it's my fitness, so I hope to get as
many minutes in, prove everyone
wrong and re-kick my career."

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