EDDIE Howe insists Cherries are going to "take our time" with the recovery of Arnaut Danjuma.

The Dutchman has not featured since suffering a stress fracture in his foot during a match against Liverpool in December.

After a period away from the club receiving treatment in Qatar and Holland, Danjuma has now returned to train at Cherries.

But Howe will not hurry the 23-year-old back.

"He’s okay, he’s in a good place," boss Howe told the Daily Echo.

"He’s come back. He’s had specialist treatment, he’s understandably been very frustrated by his injury.

"It’s a type of injury that it’s a slow process for him. So you can feel free of the injury but you have to take your training steps very slowly.

"You have to build up your load otherwise he has the potential to re-injure himself so it can be frustrating for him.

"He’s in the early stages now of beginning to run on the grass again, but we are going to have to take our time with him, so we’ll wait and see when he’s back."

Speaking to the club's website, Danjuma admitted it has been tough to cope with the setback as he keeps his eyes firmly on a spot in the Netherlands squad for this summer's European Championship, having already played twice and scored once for the national side.

"If I show what I’m capable of then I would hope to be selected," he said.

"With the qualities I have, I can perform for my club and my country. I think I could add value to the team here and for the Dutch national team.

“In my opinion, quality is permanent so I’m just seeing this as a little setback and am planning on making a major comeback."

Asked whether he was confident of featuring again for Cherries this season, Danjuma said: “Yes, definitely, 100 per cent. There’s no doubt about it.

"There have been no issues and everything is moving forward pretty quickly so it shouldn’t take very long.”

He added: "Seeing the team perform and win is very satisfying but it doesn’t feel right if you are just watching and I want to help the team.

"I’m not going to lie, it has been frustrating and still is because I’m continuing the rehab.

"With my personality, I’m very eager and hungry to perform for the club and just feel I haven’t shown what I’m capable of. That is still bothering me.

“But on the other hand, I’m confident I’ve got enough time to show the fans what I’m capable of and am feeling very positive because that’s always my mindset.”

He continued: "I’m working on the pitch, I’m running and doing all the things I can to build up my fitness.

"I went to Qatar for seven weeks and had a week in Holland with a physio I have known since I was young. He knows my whole career and the things I’ve been through.

"I’ve done everything I can to get the best advice possible and to make sure the rehab goes as smoothly and as well as possible."