The striker, 19, has scored four goals in seven appearances for the Scottish Premiership side.
Howe told the Daily Echo: "It's great to see. Whenever we send players on loan, we want them to do well, improve, develop and come back closer to the team here.
"I'm really pleased for him. He is a really good lad. He has worked really hard at his game and this is the next step for him now – to show how good he is at a level which gets a lot of publicity."