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AFC Bournemouth: Cherries boss Eddie Howe happy with Jack Collison's contribution
Cherries, who finished with 10 men following the first-half dismissal of goalkeeper Ryan Allsop, impressed at Elland Road and were unfortunate to leave with a 2-1 defeat.
Collison, signed on a month’s loan, first met his new team-mates hours before kick-off but slotted in alongside Eunan O’Kane to play his part in Cherries’ hearty showing.
“He was very good,” said Howe. “It was difficult for him to travel on the train and get here just prior to kick-off.
“He must have arrived around 5pm so the fact he stepped in and did so well was great.
“I thought he was outstanding, a real driving force for us in midfield, and we’re excited to have him, albeit for only a short period of time.
“He played the majority of pre-season and has had some game time so he hasn’t lacked match practice and I thought that helped him to make such a positive contribution.”
However, despite speculation Collison’s loan could span the entire season, Cherries boss Howe played down the prospect of an extension beyond the initial month.
Howe added: “At the moment, it is 28 days and that is what we believe it will be.”
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