EDDIE Howe has labelled midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh "an incredible lad" as he begins to make his mark in the Football League.

The Cherries youngster is currently on loan at Wycombe Wanderers and made his professional debut as a substitute in victory over Lincoln City in League One.

The Nigerian under-20 international then followed that up with his first start in the following match as the high-flying Chairboys lost to Gillingham.

Discussing Ofoborh's first appearance in senior football, Howe told the Daily Echo: "I'm delighted for Nnamdi because he came on in the game when the result was in the balance and saw his team home, so that was great to see.

"He's an incredible lad. I've got so much time for Nnamdi and I really, really hope he does well in his loan period.

"He's got a great way about him. He's a happy lad and he's very popular in the dressing room with us already.

"I think experienced pros want him to do well just because of his nature and his character, which is really nice to see.

"He's also a winner and I think the beauty of Nnamdi is he's probably, when he's here, the player that stays out the longest. He's the last off the training pitch pretty much every day and that's great credit to him.

"I think with that mindset he can go a long way."

Howe continued: "He's one of those players that I don't think I've ever had a negative experience with. It's always been very positive and he's very, very keen to learn and he's soaking up the knowledge from the coaches, not just from me but from everybody within the department.

"I think that's been really good to see."