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Bournemouth boss Howe full of praise for youngster Corey Jordan

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is full of praise for youngster Corey Jordan.

Howe handed the 17-year-old centre-half his first competitive start in the EFL Cup defeat to Preston, the defender replacing Tyrone Mings for the final 15 minutes of extra-time.

Howe told the Daily Echo: “I think he has a very bright future.

“It's very difficult for young players at Premier League clubs to make the breakthrough into the team. I'm not going to disguise that fact so he still has lots of variables which could happen from this point in his career.

“But as we stand now, he is a really good size, a very good shape and is still growing so I think he has got all the tools.

“He is a very composed footballer. He will probably need to improve aerially and become a bit more of a dominating presence in terms of his voice because as a defender I think that's so important.

“There's a couple of things he needs to add to his game but I think the rest is there."

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