Two players return from loan spells
The return of loan duo Emerson Hyndman and Matt Worthington has given Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe further options.
Hyndman has spent the first half of the season on loan at Scottish Premiership outfit Hibernian and scored one goal from 15 top-flight appearances north of the border.
It was the 22-year-old’s second experience of Scottish football after he enjoyed a loan spell with Rangers during the second half of the 2016-17 campaign, scoring four goals from 17 outings in all competitions.
The USA international midfielder has been on the Cherries’ books since 2016 but made only four appearances and will now have to convince Howe that he has what it takes to play in the Premier League.
The Texan was keen to stay with Hibs until the end of the season but Bournemouth are a bit light in midfield and the decision has been made to recall the youngster.
Worthington has also been with Bournemouth since 2016 but played just once while enjoying loan spells at Eastbourne Borough, Yeovil Town and, this season, Forest Green Rovers.
The 21-year-old is back on the south coast but it remains to be seen if he is sent out somewhere else once again until May.
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