CHERRIES star Harry Arter fears his poor disciplinary record could jeopardise his chances of earning an instant recall.

Arter was both hero and villain as Lee Bradbury’s men claimed a memorable victory over League One big guns Huddersfield on Saturday.

The midfielder turned in an outstanding performance and bagged his sixth goal of the season as Cherries registered their first win over the Terriers since 1993.

But he also blotted his copybook by collecting his 10th booking of the season – and an automatic two-match ban – for a second-half trip on Jordan Rhodes.

The 21-year-old, who has already served one suspension this season, will miss the visit of Sheffield United on Saturday and the Boxing Day clash at Brentford.

And although Arter will be available for selection for the trip to Yeovil on New Year’s Eve, he knows winning back his place could be a tough ask.

Arter, who has enlisted the help of a psychologist in a bid to help curb his fiery temper, told the Daily Echo: “It is something I have got to try to accept because it is my fault.

“If someone comes in and does well, I am not going to run to the manager to tell him I should be playing. Hopefully, the team will play well in my absence. I have just got to carry on doing well in training and try to get back in the team when I am available again. I was really upset with the booking. I spoke to the manager about it and he said he couldn’t have a go at me. I have had some silly bookings but this wasn’t one of them.

“The lad was running at our defence and I didn’t mean to clip him. I was trying to get the other side of him and he clipped my leg. I am disappointed that I am going to miss the next two games but it is part and parcel of football.”

Arter will be joined on the sidelines by striker Wes Thomas whose emergency loan from Crawley expired following Cherries’ trip to the Galpharm Stadium.

Thomas, who will make his move to the Seward Stadium permanent in January, has netted seven times since joining Cherries in September and provided the assist for Arter’s goal at Huddersfield.

Arter added: “Wes has been brilliant for us and is going to be a massive loss. But his absence will give other players a chance to stake their claim.

“We have got some excellent strikers here. Michael Symes is unlucky not to be playing and would probably be the main striker at any other club.

“Competition is fierce and is only going to make players better. Wes has probably done so well because he has had people like Symesey and Charlie Sheringham breathing down his neck. I am sure whoever steps in will do a good job.”