BOSS Eddie Howe said he had witnessed the finishing prowess of recalled frontman Sam Surridge and added: “He’s come back in a good place.”

The 21-year-old striker, a product of the club’s academy, was recalled on New Year’s Day from a loan spell at Championship Swansea.

Surridge then penned a fresh four-and-a-half year contract with Cherries two days later.

His only involvement since his return came in a 15-minute cameo against Watford earlier this month.

The England under-21 international could however feature in the FA Cup fourth round tomorrow against Arsenal (8pm).

Speaking about the former Parley First pupil, Howe told the Daily Echo: “I definitely think he’s come back in a good place, physically, mentally.

“I think he showed that when he came on (against Watford), it was a bright little cameo for him. And he’s shown in training he’s a very, very good finisher.

“The challenge for us will be to create those openings for him. I think if we do, he will score.

“I think he’s shown that already in his short career in his various loan spells, so pleased for Sam.”

Surridge made his Premier League debut against the Gunners for Cherries last February.