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Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe gave Sam Surridge a chance to break into the first team

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe gave Sam Surridge the chance to form the first team after a productive loan from Oldham

  • Sam Surridge’s recall led after 12 goals in 20 games for Oldham
  • Bournemouth is also currently limited in their attack capabilities
  • Eddie Howe would like to take a closer look at Surridge during training

Eddie Howe is willing to give young striker Sam Surridge a chance to prove he deserves a place on the Bournemouth squad after recalling him from a productive loan spell at Oldham.

Surridge, 20, scored 12 in 20 appearances this season, including a penalty when League One club Fulham knocked out the FA Cup.

Howe, impressed with his performance against Premier League opponents, called him back to Bournemouth as cover with Jermaine Defoe sold, Callum Wilson injured and new £ 19m signed Dominic Solanke not yet match fit.

Sam Surridge (left) is back in Bournemouth after a promising loan period at Oldham

Sam Surridge (left) is back in Bournemouth after a promising loan period at Oldham

Surridge, 20, scored 12 in 20 this season and Eddie Howe aims to follow his development

Surridge, 20, scored 12 in 20 this season and Eddie Howe aims to follow his development

Surridge, 20, scored 12 in 20 this season and Eddie Howe aims to follow his development

Loan interest from Bolton in the championship and several League One clubs, including promotion hunters Sunderland and Portsmouth, was turned down and Surridge has signed a new contract with Dean Court, where he has been at the academy for 14 years.

Howe believes that Surridge has the talent to break through at the highest level and is eager to see his development as he trains with Bournemouth for the rest of the season and tries to make an impact on the team.

The cherries are in Cardiff on Saturday.

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