Eddie Howe: Bournemouth boss praises striker Kermorgant

Yann Kermorgant
French striker Yann Kermorgant joined Bournemouth from Charlton Athletic in January 2014

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has called Yann Kermorgant "a great man" after he got both goals in the win over Wolves.

The 2-1 victory was the Cherries' first in six Championship games.

The 33-year-old striker missed the previous fixture against Nottingham Forest dealing with personal matters.

"He's a great man. I love working with him and he's been through a lot so for him to be here performing in the way that he is, he deserves a lot of credit," Howe told BBC Radio Solent.

Victory moved Bournemouth above Norwich into fourth in the table, two points behind second-placed Derby in the automatic promotion places.

Kermorgant struck the winner from the penalty spot, after Benik Afobe had cancelled out his earlier strike from Callum Wilson's cross.

"I thought he was immense for us," continued Howe of Kermorgant.

"He and Callum Wilson, I thought, were very hardworking and put in a very good performance for us.

"As always you're reliant on your strikers to win games and I thought they laid the platform for us."