Tuesday 23 January 2018

Howe in no rush on Wilshere

Jack Wilshere going through paces at squad training
Jack Wilshere going through paces at squad training

Bournemouth will avoid rushing Jack Wilshere into their starting lineup, manager Eddie Howe said ahead of tomorrow's Premier League game at leaders Manchester City.

The on-loan Arsenal midfielder made his debut from the bench during last Saturday's win over West Bromwich Albion but Howe will only start the England international, whose career has been dogged by injury, when he is ready.

"It's a delicate balance between rushing him into the team and the long term. We want him to play a lot of games for us so we'll put him in when we think it's right," the manager told reporters.

Howe praised Wilshere's performance in the second period against West Brom.

"I thought he had a big impact when he came on at a time when the game was in the balance," he said.

Howe is impressed with what he has seen from City under new manager Pep Guardiola who has guided his team to four league wins in four games.

"They've got outstanding players and they've got a manager who, in my opinion, is right at the very top," Howe added.

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