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Howe challenges Mousset to improve

5th March 2019, 08:21 by Jack Ogalbe

Eddie Howe is confident Lys Mousset can start to step up when given his chance in the Bournemouth first team.

The Frenchman signed for the Cherries from Le Havre in 2016 but has largely had to make do with a bench role, coming on as a substitute no fewer than 19 times in the current campaign.

Mousset was handed a rare start in last week's 5-1 loss at Arsenal and made the most of his opportunity by grabbing his fifth goal for the club.

At 23, the forward needs to be playing regular football but to do that at the Vitality Stadium he will be required to force his way past Josh King and Callum Wilson.

Howe believes the France under-21 international has the ability to make more of an impact at Bournemouth and has suggested the next couple of months could define his future at the club.

"He's such a talented player," he said. "We really believe he has all the attributes he needs.

"He's quick, strong, powerful, good technically and knows where the goal is.

"I hope this is an important time for him with the games running out this season and that he can take further chances he will get."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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