FIT-AGAIN Lewis Cook can "without a doubt" force himself into the England reckoning for next summer's European Championship, believes Cherries boss Eddie Howe.

Cook made his Premier League return on Sunday following a nine-month lay-off after knee surgery.

And the midfielder impressed, completing 77 minutes of the 3-1 victory over Everton.

Cook, 22, had a glittering career with the younger England age groups and already has one senior cap to his name.

Asked if he believes the former Leeds United ace can work his way back into Gareth Southgate's reckoning ahead of Euro 2020, Howe said: "Without a doubt.

"I think pre-injury he was right in amongst it. He was doing very well for us and that coincided with our really good start to the (2018-19) season.

"When we lost him, we tailed off in form.

"He's a big player for us and I also know very highly rated by England.

"Obviously what he's achieved with them at youth age groups, captaining the (under-20) World Cup winning team, so he's very highly thought of and I think if he gets a good run of form and stays fit then he's got every chance."

Cook is expected to be part of the Cherries squad which travel to face Southampton tomorrow evening (8pm).