Howe reveals Wilshere plan

Howe reveals Wilshere plan

Eddie Howe has opened up on the way he plans to manage Jack Wilshere's game-time on loan at Bournemouth.

The Cherries boss says he will be cautious with the Arsenal midfielder and will ease him into regular action slowly at the Vitality Stadium.

Wilshere came on as a substitute during Saturday's home win over West Brom and spoke himself earlier this week about a "plan" being in place with Howe, so the club see the best of him after a torrid few years of injuries.

Howe has now revealed he will gradually introduce Wilshere into his side, even though he admits it's tempting to play him as much as possible.

Howe said: "With the outstanding quality he has, there's no doubt about that. We'd like to see him in the team as quickly as possible.

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

Howe admits the England international caught the eye when he came on against the Baggies, and added: "I've been really pleased. I thought he had a big impact when he came on at a time in the game when the game was in the balance, really.

"We had lost the full control we had had in the first half and I thought he wrestled that back for us. It was a big contributing factor to us winning the game."