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​Bournemouth manager Howe: Lewis Cook is a 'special talent'

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has lavished young Lewis Cook with high praise.

Cook joined the Cherries from Leeds United over the summer, and although the youngster was handed only 431 minutes of action in the Premier League this season, he more than managed to show flashes of his undoubted talent.

Manager Eddie Howe is a big fan of Cook's abilities and having seen the 20-year-old impress during the latter part of the Premier League campaign, the Cherries' boss has hailed the Leeds United youth product.

Howe said: "Lewis is a very special talent and someone who will go a long way in the game if he continues to show the attitude he has this season. There are very few players who are capable of playing a pass like he did against Burnley and he has those moments.

"He also had them against Stoke and when he came on to set up the goal at Sunderland. In a short time in the team, he really has been very productive. He also has that aggression in his game, very similar to Harry Arter where he is not frightened to put his body on the line for the team.

"He is a little terrier when we don't have the ball and I thought him and Harry complemented each other very well against Burnley. Lewis has shown a progression in all the recent matches. When you consider his age and the potential in him, it was a great few games for him."

Sarad Bade Shrestha
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