Cherries face wait for Solanke

06 January 2019 03:29:02 EST

Bournemouth new boy Dominic Solanke will not feature for the Cherries until at least next month as he is struggling with a hamstring problem.

The 21-year-old striker joined Eddie Howe's men on Friday for a fee in the region of £17million, having found first-team opportunities limited during and 18-month stay with Liverpool.

Dominic will miss most of January because he's got a bit of a hamstring issue.

Eddie Howe

However, the former Chelsea youngster is not ready to join in the action just yet, with Howe confirming that Solanke is some weeks away from full fitness.

He told reporters after a 3-1 FA Cup third-round loss at home to Brighton: "Dominic will miss most of January because he's got a bit of a hamstring issue.

"It will be more February before we're likely to see him in action, but we knew about that because he's been through all the medicals and checks.

"He adds a slightly different dynamic to our frontline. He can hold the ball up in play, he's technically gifted, has a good physical presence and all-round he's a very good player."

The Cherries have won just two of their last 11 Premier League games to drop down into the bottom half of the table, however, they still have an 11-point gap between themselves and the relegation places.

Their next outing comes on Sunday 13th January, when they head to Goodison Park to take on Everton.

Bournemouth are available at 3/1 to earn a draw on Merseyside, with a 1-1 final scoreline 7/1 and a 2-2 outcome priced at 14/1.

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