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Howe wants patience from 'outstanding' Bournemouth youngsters

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has urged patience from the young players at the club.

The Cherries signed six players during the summer transfer window and all bar one of them - Marc Wilson - are aged 22 or under.

The likes of Jordon Ibe, Brad Smith, Lewis Cook, Emerson Hyndman and Lys Mousset arrived on the south coast but Howe is making sure that the does not expect too much from them too soon.

"I think they will have to show a degree of patience," he said.

"Everyone wants to play, that's the first thing I'd say to that. All players in my squad want to start but not everyone can start, I can only pick 11.

"They need to take the longer-term view, develop, learn how we play and let us coach them and make them better players.

"If they can show that maturity then their careers are going to really blossom because they're all outstanding players.

"I think sometimes players know themselves that they're not quite ready and they need a little bit of work.

"Sometimes you have to sit them down and have a different conversation and tell them a little bit more firmly that they have work to do.

"But in some senses you don't want to take that desire to play away from them. It's that fire and that determination to succeed that's going to make them the players they're going to be.

"It's a delicate balance but, so far, the players have all shown a terrific attitude."

Vyom Chaudhary
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