RYAN Fraser admitted he "didn't expect" to be left out the starting lineup for Cherries at the weekend.

Fraser, who completed 90 minutes in each of the first four Premier League games this season, was dropped to the bench for Sunday's clash with Everton.

He was introduced in the second half and quickly made his mark, netting from a deflected free-kick to notch his first goal of the campaign in the 3-1 win.

Asked if he was surprised at being left out, Fraser said: "I just get on with it to be honest, it's football.

"You just try and keep your attitude right and try and bounce back. If I've done that then I've done that, if I haven't then I'll try again.

"It's not me that picks the team. It's his decision to make.

"You're obviously disappointed not to play the game and I didn't expect it, but at the same time it happens and I'm a big boy, so I get on with it and just try and take it the right way."

Discussing the decision to put Fraser on the bench, boss Eddie Howe said: "I wanted to play Dominic Solanke after his really impressive cameo against Leicester. I thought he deserved to start so someone had to miss out.

"Unfortunately for Ryan it was him, but I think you saw by his reaction what an impressive professional he is and he made the difference.

"When he came on I thought he made a huge difference to the team."