CHERRIES star Harry Arter has been voted PFA fans’ player of the month for December – just days after missing out on a Football League gong.

The 25-year-old midfielder caught the eye during a prolific December in which he bagged goals in each of his five Championship outings against Wolves, Cardiff, Blackpool, Fulham and Millwall.

Arter’s fine fettle proved pivotal in returning Cherries to the summit, resulting in his nomination for the Football League’s monthly awards alongside manager Eddie Howe.

But despite missing out to Ipswich Town’s Darryl Murphy, the former-Woking playmaker did not have to wait long for recognition which he dedicated to the Dean Court club’s supporters.

Quoted on the PFA website, Arter said: “To see the club come from where it was to where it is now has been an unbelievable journey. They should pat themselves on the back because they have got us here.”