JASON Tindall described as "a great sight" Harry Arter's return to first-team action with Cherries.

The midfielder made his first competitive appearance for the club since January 2018, as well ending a near three-year wait to make the starting XI, as Cherries took on Crystal Palace on Tuesday evening.

The Republic of Ireland international completed 83 minutes of the 0-0 Carabao Cup stalemate before being replaced by Dominic Solanke as Cherries progressed 11-10 on penalties.

Arter, 30, joined Cherries from Woking in 2010 and played a key role in their rise up into the Premier League.

But he has spent the past two seasons out on loan at Cardiff City and Fulham.

However, Arter is now back amongst the Cherries squad and returned to make his 256th appearance for the club on Tuesday.

"It was a great sight to see H in a Bournemouth shirt again," Tindall told the Daily Echo.

"It was his first game since January 2018. He’s been a great servant for this football club and it was great to see H out on the pitch in a Bournemouth shirt again."