Howe's side will take on AC Milan at Vitality Stadium in Warren Cummings's testimonial this afternoon and the manager is anticipating a memorable occasion (4pm).
He said: “It's an important game for certain players. We will certainly use it to spread the load around the squad.
“It's a game we're looking forward to, to pay tribute to Warren and also to host AC Milan, which doesn't happen at Bournemouth every day. It should be a special day."