Howe happy with Brooks progress

09 October 2018 03:23:31 EST

Bournemouth head coach Eddie Howe is delighted with the way summer signing David Brooks has adjusted to the challenge of Premier League football.

The 21-year-old Wales international midfielder has started seven league games so far this season for the Cherries, scoring against Crystal Palace and Watford in his last two outings.

I've been really pleased and the future is very bright for him.

Eddie Howe

And Howe is pleased how well the former Sheffield United schemer has adapted to life in the top-flight, while also warning that there can be no let-up by Brooks in the coming weeks and months.

He told the Daily Echo: "The biggest compliment I can give him is that he hasn't been fazed at all by the step up in league.

"He has trained as normal and when he has been given opportunities, he has had the same mentality. I've been really pleased and the future is very bright for him.

"I've seen a player who loves his football, is focused on his work and is not really about outside influences or anything other than the training and the games.

"(But) he can't get ahead of himself because we have got quality players waiting in the wings."

Bournemouth have made a fine start to the new league season, claiming 16 points from eight games to lie in sixth place in the standings heading into the international break.

They return to action on Saturday 20th October when they welcome South Coast rivals Southampton to Dean Court.

Bournemouth are currently priced at 4/5 to finish in the top half of the table, while they are 1/1 to end up in the bottom half.

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