BOSS Eddie Howe wants in-form Cherries striker Joshua King to "brush off" his glaring midweek miss for Norway.

King failed to score with the goal at his mercy during the closing stages of Norway's Nations League victory over Bulgaria.

The 26-year-old frontman overcame a knee injury to start the international but is a doubt for the visit of Southampton tomorrow.

Howe said: "When you play that position, it’s absolutely certain you will miss chances to score. Show me a striker who hasn’t missed presentable opportunities.

"The key thing is how you react mentally. In my experience, you just have to brush it off and move on to the next one.

"The thing Josh should remember is in his last game here before he went away, he scored two goals and played very well.

"We're really pleased with his form this season.

"Hopefully, he's developing some momentum and we don’t want this injury to stop that.

"He’s a big player for us so, hopefully, he’ll be okay."

Ryan Fraser also remains a doubt having withdrawn from international duty with Scotland due to a hamstring injury.

Howe added: "We’ll have to see with Ryan. He’s been carrying a hamstring problem for the past three or four weeks so we’ll make a late call on him.

"If he’s not going to be fit for this game, he’ll hopefully be fit for the next one. It’s not a long-term injury but he is a doubt."