CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe said he had “always admired” blistering Wolves winger Adama Traore and admitted: “He is someone we are going to have to defend well against.”

The 24-year-old wideman could feature when Cherries make the trip to Wolves in the Premier League tomorrow.

Traore came off the bench to set up Raul Jimenez with a sublime cross on Saturday, as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side overcame West Ham 2-0 at London Stadium.

Former Spain under-21 international Traore, who joined Wolves for £18million in August 2018, has scored four times and registered eight assists in the top-flight this season.

Asked about the winger, Howe replied: “He is someone I’ve always admired – never came close to signing him but he does have that unique mix of pace, power, technique and quality.

“That’s probably the biggest thing he has added to his game. His cross against West Ham was real quality from the by-line.

“He’s added a lot to his game in recent seasons to become now, almost the complete winger.

“He is someone we are going to have to defend well against. We will have our plans in place, in and out of possession to try to do well in the game and that will just be one component of it.”

Howe’s men were beaten 2-0 at home against Crystal Palace on Saturday, with no fans in attendance at Vitality Stadium.

And while admitting his side “felt” the impact of having no home supporters, the Cherries boss is hoping for more of a level playing field on the road.

“We certainly felt the negative of not having a crowd in our home game. That was absolutely clear,” he added.

“When we were 1-0 down, usually you’d get a response and a feeling from the crowd. At 2-0 down in the second half - we started the second half really well. We just didn’t have that support to carry us on to new heights – we felt that.

“Whether that transfers away, obviously from our side we hope it does but ultimately it’s going to be down to how we play and how we start the game.”