Howe: Jack Wilshire not priority

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe said that Arsenal loanee jack Wilshere is not his priority as Bournemouth gets se for Hull City this weekend.

Wilshere moved to Bournemouth on a year loan deal but is yet to get a full game under Howe who seems only focused on steering the ship of the club. Wilshere made the move in a bid to restore his career back on track. However, he hasn’t been getting enough playtime for proper evaluation.

Howe insists that the playing time of the gunner isn’t a key issue for him.

“The 90 minutes with Wilshere will come, but it is not high on my agenda to talk about. The team is the most important,” Howe said at a news conference. The Tigers game at Vitality Stadium seems to be the main concern for Howe.

“We know the importance of this game. But we know the importance of every game. We feel the pressure in every match to perform and pick up points. Ultimately that is what will get you where you want to be at the end of the season.

“They have certainly started the season very well. The most impressive thing [Mike] Phelan has done is change the way they play, they are a very attractive team to watch. We know they are going to pose a threat, but as always we need to focus on our own preparation in the build-up to the game,” Howe said.

Howe added that home games are very important with the form the club is currently in. “As a footballer, you should enjoy coming out to play at home in front of your own supporters,” he quipped. Wilshere is set to get some action, but it remains doubtful that he would get his first full game this weekend.