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​Howe has no issues with Bournemouth signing Afobe

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has played down Benik Afobe's heated exchange with his former club Wolves who accused the striker of not trying before his move to the Premier League.

Howe, speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday's Premier League game against Stoke, said he was not concerned about the row, and was pleased with how the player had settled in.

"I think from our perspective we are only concerned about the future and not the past," the 38-year-old said.

"I think what happened with Wolves is really their relationship - I don't think it has anything to do with us.

"When signing Benik, I think we acted in the right way and we are delighted to get the player - and he has started very well for us.

"With Benik I would rather talk about how well he has done and the future and I think Benik is the same."

He added: "I have no problem with Benik's attitude. You can only react with people as you see fit.

"You cannot look back. He has come in, he has a really good work ethic, a really good temperament to the games and I have to say there are positive signs for the future."

Ian Ferris
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