Howe hints at more new faces

07 January 2019 08:31:37 EST

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has suggested that he may add some more new players to his squad before the January transfer window slams shut.

Howe signed Liverpool duo Dominic Solanke, on a permanent basis, and Nathaniel Clyne on loan until the end of the season, last week with the latter playing on Saturday in the disappointing 3-1 defeat to Brighton in the third round of the FA Cup.

Howe has lost Simon Francis, Lewis Cook and Adam Smith to serious injuries recently while Solanke is not expected to make his Bournemouth debut until February because of a hamstring problem.

Howe replied when asked whether he would be doing any more business in January: "It's difficult to say with clarity yes or no. We are still looking at different areas."

On Clyne's display against the Seagulls, he added: "It was a good performance from Nathaniel. It's very difficult when you come in and you haven't had a training session with your team-mates but he fitted in well.

"I think he learned on the job of how we play and defensively he was excellent. We needed a right-back with the injuries we had to Simon Francis and Adam Smith. As soon as the window opened it was a position we were looking to strengthen in.

"Nathaniel was the obvious candidate, a player of huge experience and undoubted ability."

A poor run has seen Bournemouth slip to 12th in the Premier League table and they are 2/5 to finish in the bottom half this season and 8/11 to lose to Everton on Sunday.

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