AFC Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe considering loan move

Eddie Howe

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says he is considering signing some loan players to ease his squad's injury problems.

The Cherries lost Charlie Daniels and Shaun MacDonald to injury during Tuesday's 1-0 victory over Barnsley.

Midfielder Harry Arter, winger Matt Ritchie and loan signing Andrew Surman are also among those sidelined.

"We'll endeavour to get the boys fit," Howe told BBC Radio Solent. "If we can't then we'll look to the loan market as we're getting stretched."

Meanwhile, Howe says he was impressed with club record signing Tokelo Rantie after he made his debut on Tuesday.

South Africa striker Rantie played the final 35 minutes following his arrival from Malmo and Howe says he showed lots of promise.

"You could see from the first thing he did that he was a real threat," said Howe.

"He's had a long plane journey, only just met his team-mates, it's a completely new experience for him and we've felt for him over the past couple of days.

"We've got a lot to do to acclimatise him and winning will help with that."

Howe also believes Rantie can play in the same team as fellow strikers Brett Pitman and Lewis Grabban.

"There's always room for good players," said Howe. "We need as many as we can and it's great to have the flexibility to change our system."

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