CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe felt Adam Smith had not looked rusty "in any way" after making a swift comeback from the sidelines.

The full-back played all 90 minutes of Cherries' 2-0 defeat at Everton on Sunday having returned from two months out with a knee injury.

Howe told the Daily Echo: “Adam came back and performed really well. I was really pleased with him.

“He has been doing a lot of fitness work and a lot of running, although not the amount of ball work he would normally like.

“That fitness work he had done showed because he didn’t look rusty in any way.

“At one stage we feared his injury would keep him out until February or March but, thankfully, he felt really good and was able to come back earlier."

Meanwhile, Cherries youngster Tyrell Hamilton has joined Salisbury on loan until the end of the season.

The 18-year-old came on as a substitute in the Whites' 3-1 defeat to Blackfield & Langley in the Southern League Challenge Cup on Tuesday.

Hamilton linked up with the Cherries under-21 squad at the end of last season following his release from hometown club Birmingham City, where he had progressed through the youth ranks.