CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe admits club-record signing Jordon Ibe is yet to consistently produce the goods but insists: "I see a really promising future for him."

Winger Ibe has started all three of Cherries' Premier League fixtures since joining from Merseyside giants Liverpool in the summer but is yet to complete 90 minutes.

He was replaced by Dan Gosling having played less than an hour of the most recent fixture against Crystal Palace a fortnight ago.

However, high hopes remain over Ibe's potential in a Cherries shirt and Howe is confident the former Wycombe Wanderers wide man will hit top gear.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow's home clash with West Brom (3pm), Howe told the Daily Echo: "During pre-season, I thought Jordon was excellent for us and I thought he was one of our standout performers.

"I think he has shown moments of his quality in the league games we've had, although I wouldn't say he has shown it as consistently as he or I would have liked.

"But I see huge promise in Jordon, huge potential to improve and the chance to show his real quality.

"Like with most new signings, especially in the wide positions, it's quite difficult for them to get to grips with everything we ask them to do.

"I think he's getting there. The relationship between him and the full-back behind him is key and we do a lot of work on that. That's not going to be built in a few weeks.

"I see a really promising future for him. I think his attitude and commitment to training and games has been good.

"Like all players, a moment in a game could really ignite his season. But I think against Crystal Palace he showed he was one of the key reasons behind our first-half dominance and I think he will only get better from his point.

"Like with any wide player, you are going to be judged on your assists, goals and the part you play in attacking play.

"Of course, I don't think he's immune to that. End product is going to be very important for the team but the ability is there, it's just putting it altogether."

At 20 years old, Ibe is one of the youngest members of the first-team squad.

Asked if Ibe's age encouraged him to treat the winger differently to more experienced members of the Vitality Stadium set-up, Howe said: "I treat everyone differently. I don't think age is the important thing, it's the personality and the character and how you get the best out of that individual.

"There are certain ways you speak to players and you have to get that right and get your message over without losing them. Jordon is no different to anyone else."