BOSS Eddie Howe admitted Cherries had been “very excited” by the prospect of loan star Harry Wilson, who could tomorrow make his Premier League debut.

The Wales international was this week snapped up by Cherries from Liverpool for the 2019-20 campaign.

Wilson, 22, starred for Derby while on loan in the Championship last season, scoring 18 goals in 49 games in all competitions for the Rams.

The Wrexham-born star could be involved when Cherries host Sheffield United at Vitality Stadium (3pm).

Quizzed on his latest recruit, Howe said: “We haven’t seen too much of Harry yet, towards the tail-end of this week we have tailored training down to keep the lads fresh after their endeavours during pre-season.

“But what impressed me about him was probably getting the supporters salivating. His shooting ability, he is a very clever player – very good technically.

“He makes things happen. He has got end product to his game and had a very good season last year on loan at Derby. We are very excited by him.”

Cherries take on a Blades outfit returning to the top flight after securing automatic promotion from the Championship last season.

Giving his take on the visitors, Howe added: “I expect a very difficult game. They impressed everybody last year.

“I watched quite a bit of them from afar and their tactical set-up was slightly different. I really enjoyed watching that.

“They stuck to their blue-print of how they wanted to play and it brought them huge rewards. Chris (Wilder) I think has done an outstanding job.

“He can be hugely proud of what he has done at his local club and how he has turned the club around now they are back in the Premier League.”

Cherries have lost their past eight games in all competitions against the Blades. The Dorset club’s most recent victory against the Yorkshire club came in August 1987.