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Bournemouth boss Howe delighted with winning Wilshere debut

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe was pleased with Jack Wilshere's debut for victory over West Brom.

Wilshere, on-loan from Arsenal, has not completed 90 minutes for the Gunners in almost two years due to a string of injuries.

But his presence gave his tiring team-mates a lift and with 11 minutes to go Adam Smith's cross was flicked in by Wilson to give Bournemouth their first win of the season.

"Jack gave us a foothold, which we had lost, and I thought he was terrific," said Howe.

"It wasn't difficult to start him on the bench after looking at the training data. We felt half an hour was a good call for him today.

"What we don't want to do is push him too early. The key objective is we want him fit and available all season, and if we do that then you could see today what a player we have on our hands."

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