BOSS Paul Groves has drawn a line under Harry Arter’s disciplinary issues but wants the hot-headed midfielder to learn from the error of his ways.

Arter missed Cherries ’ trip to Sheffield United on Saturday as he was serving a one-match suspension following his sending off against Preston.

The 22-year-old, who saw red for two bookings, the first for kicking away the ball, returns to the Cherries squad for tonight’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash at Portsmouth.

Groves revealed he had spoken at length with Arter about his lack of discipline but insisted the contents of their conversations would remain in-house.

“Harry knows my thoughts and that will stay between us,” said Groves. “He is a good player and an enthusiastic player who wants to do well.

“But there are lessons to be learned along the way and this is one that, hopefully, he can learn from and it is something that won’t happen again.

“You have to move on and everybody makes mistakes. It is all about learning from those mistakes and that is what Harry has to do.”

Groves has kept his cards close to his chest regarding his team selection against Pompey but is likely to make changes following Cherries’ 5-3 beating by the Blades at Bramall Lane.

“The rules state you can only make a certain number of changes so we will have to look at that when it comes to selection,” said Groves.

“There are a number of players who haven’t got lots of game-time behind them so we need to look at that. Everybody has a chance.”

Groves skippered Grimsby to victory against Cherries in the final of the competition at Wembley in 1998 when it was known as the Auto Windscreens Shield.

“I think it is a good competition to be involved in,” said Groves. “The game comes at a good time for us and, hopefully, we can try to address what went on at Sheffield.

“You don’t get too much interest in the early rounds but, once you get to the latter stages, you see bigger crowds and there is a big prize at the end.”

Former Cherries boss Lee Bradbury will be on the panel when the tie is shown on Sky Sports from 7.30pm. Bradbury is Sky’s studio guest, while Daniel Mann and Garry Birtles are the commentary team.

Cherries and Pompey will battle it out for £5,000 in prize money, while the tie would go straight to penalties in the event of it being a draw after 90 minutes. Only five substitutes can be named in the competition.

Cherries: (from) Jalal, Francis, Elphick, Addison, Daniels, O’Kane, MacDonald, Partington, Pugh, Grabban, Barnard, Hughes, McQuoid, Tubbs, Zubar, Thomas, Fogden, Cook, Gregory, Arter, Fletcher, McDermott, Flahavan.

Pompey: (from) Andersen, Eastwood, Dumbuya, Webster, Long, Connolly, Thompson, Ertl, Harley, Walker, Howard, Russell, Compton, Clifford, Harris, McLeod, Rodgers, Eastwood.