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Howe impressed by Simpson work

17th April 2019, 10:32 by Jack Ogalbe

Eddie Howe says Jack Simpson's hard work is edging him closer to a more regular first team role.

The youngster came through the Cherries' academy but has had to bide his time in recent years, with a loan spell at AFC Totton providing the lion's share of his senior football to date.

However, Simpson has made 11 appearances this term for the Cherries, but remains behind Nathan Ake, Steve Cook and Chris Mepham in the pecking order.

That does not appear to have discouraged the 22-year-old though and he has been spending extra time working on the individual facets of his game.

Howe admits he has been pleased with the Weymouth-born star's progress and says he no longer has doubts about throwing him in when required.

The boss is quoted as saying by the Bournemouth Echo: "Jack is in a good place. He is improving. He has shown a really good mentality and attitude in the second half of the season and a real desire to improve every day.

"He's been doing a lot of one-to-one work with different people and coaches behind the scenes.

"I'm very happy with where his game is at and I know if he gets an opportunity, he will take it."

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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