Summer signing Diego Rico is finally clear to play for Bournemouth.
Rico could make his debut in the Carabao Cup against MK Dons on Tuesday following a three-match ban, carried over after the defender was sent off on his farewell appearance for Leganes at the end of last season.
"I'm really pleased that suspension has now been lifted," Howe said.
"It's been a long time for Diego. It seems like those three games have really dragged on with no midweek matches so he's chomping at the bit."