MANAGER Eddie Howe admitted Cherries would “miss” banned frontman Callum Wilson but added: “It will be a chance for someone else to make the difference.”

England international Wilson will be suspended for Cherries’ next two league games after picking up his 10th booking of the season in Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat at Wolverhampton.

The striker was cautioned by referee Michel Oliver after arriving late into a challenge on Wolves keeper Rui Patricio – while attempting to nick a loose ball.

Asked how frustrated he was by the frontman’s costly caution, boss Howe said: “It’s a big disappointment.

“Personally, I didn’t think it was a yellow card, I think he’s well within his rights to go for the ball in with the goalkeeper.

“If he gets a nick on that first it’s potentially a goal for us. He doesn’t get there. I thought it was a difficult one – so really disappointed to lose him.

“I said to the fourth official, for me, Callum had to go for the ball.

“The ball was there. He’s missed it by inches. I don’t know what the referee wanted Callum to do there.”

With Joshua King missing out at Molineux with an ankle injury, Howe may be forced to shuffle the pack up front for next Wednesday’s crucial home clash with Newcastle at Vitality Stadium (6pm).

Dominic Solanke and Sam Surridge remain fit striking options – but neither have registered a Premier League goal for the club.

Asked whether others now had to step up to find the net for his side, Howe told the Daily Echo: “Absolutely. When you pick up an injury or a suspension, it’s an opportunity for another player in your squad.

“We are going to miss Callum for sure. He’s a huge player for us, has been historically but it will be a chance for someone else to make the difference.”

The Dorset club have registered no goals and one shot on target from two games since the top flight’s restart.

Quizzed whether the lack of opportunities created was down to pressure or confidence, Howe said: “Probably a mixture of both I’d say at the moment. I think there’s an element of lacking in confidence naturally when you are not getting the run of results.

“Our run of results has been hugely disappointing, so I think that will be there.

“I also think the lack of football a lot of the players have had. If you look at the starting XI (on Wednesday) – Philip Billing, Junior Stanislas, David Brooks – they haven’t had a great amount of football, even training time.

“But they are really important players for us, so we need to get them up to speed quickly.

“I think that all mixes together and contributes to why.”