CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe believes Emerson Hyndman will thrive under the pressure of playing for Scottish giants Rangers.

Midfielder Hyndman joined the 54-time top-flight champions on loan last month having made just three appearances for Cherries this term.

A summer signing from Fulham, the 20-year-old made quite an impression on his competitive bow for Mark Warburton's side, coming off the bench to set up Kenny Miller's winner in a 2-1 Scottish Cup victory over Motherwell at Ibrox.

And Hyndman did not stop there, scoring on his Scottish Premiership debut as Gers defeated Well 2-0, before netting with a rising half-volley in Wednesday's shock 4-1 loss at Hearts.

Howe told the Daily Echo: "Emerson has huge potential to be a very good player for us over a number of years. To get to that point we felt he needed to play games.

"The reason behind the Rangers move was twofold. The size of the club and the experience he will gain up there, in terms of the pressure environment and the amount of people watching him, we felt would be really good for him.

"We also felt working with Mark Warburton would do him the world of good. I've got a lot of time for Mark since his work at Brentford and how he coaches.

"There has been a lot of thought behind the move and I think he will come back a better player for it."