CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe hopes Emerson Hyndman’s first Premier League outing has whetted his appetite for more.

The 22-year-old midfielder played the opening hour of Cherries’ 2-1 win over Burnley on Sunday, nearly two years after joining the Dorset club from Fulham.

And Howe feels United States international Hyndman will be invigorated by his appearance at Turf Moor.

He told the Daily Echo: “It was always going to be a tough game for him when you consider he hasn’t played and it was a difficult environment because it was an end-of-season game.

“I thought he did well. It was difficult for him against a team like Burnley with how they play and their strengths, which are not necessarily matched by Emerson’s strengths.

“But he showed real quality on the ball and composure when we needed it and that experience alone will do him the world of good.

“From my perspective, I desperately wanted to reward him for everything he has done behind the scenes. He has trained well, improved and been dedicated to his profession.

“He has not once shown a bad attitude and has performed to a high level in training.

“His league debut wasn’t given to him, it was earned and that little taste will, hopefully, whet his appetite for the future.”