Brooks absence cost us - Howe
David Brooks will be out for a month for Bournemouth and Eddie Howe admitted they missed his creativity in the loss at Cardiff.
Brooks picked up an ankle injury in the thrashing of Chelsea in midweek, and, despite initially feeling the problem was minor, Howe revealed on Saturday he would miss a month of action.
The 21-year-old has been in excellent form this season since his £10million move from Sheffield United and was missed in the weekend defeat to Cardiff.
Howe told reporters: "You are always going to miss players who have done well for you over a period of time.
"David has done very well this season. He has a creative eye and an ability to find the right pass at the right moment and that was missing for us.
"We missed his intelligence and ability to pick up good positions in attacking areas."
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