Eddie Howe: Bournemouth hails 'best of season' performance

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe
Howe is in his second spell as manager, having returned to the club from Burnley two years ago

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says the win over Bolton was their best display of the season and hopes it will act as a spur for the rest of the campaign.

The Cherries defeated Bolton 2-1 despite being reduced to 10 men when Yann Kermogant was sent off.

"Incredibly proud, most things were chucked against us," 36-year-old Howe told BBC Radio Solent.

"To show the character we did, the lads worked incredibly hard. There were some massive performances from individuals."

Two goals from Callum Wilson sealed the victory to leave Bournemouth 11th in the Championship table, but just four points outside the top six.

"It must rank as the best one as we've won away from home," Howe added. "Bolton are down where they are but they have very good players. A lot have played in the Premier League.

"Hopefully it will kick start our season because we need some consistent results and that's what we need next."