Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Hyndman's opportunity has arrived

The recall of Emerson Hyndman was predicted a few weeks ago by Cherry Chimes and while the former Fulham player has spent most of his time out on loan since joining Bournemouth, he has far more experience now and could well be ready to help AFCB in the Premier League.
Can Hyndman make Eddie Howe see him as more than a sub?
Hyndman, 22, has played 17 times for Hibernian this season and he should be in A1 form to go straight into the squad, if Howe wants to use him as cover for his central midfielders. It is quite a turnaround of fortunes for Emerson as he will be very much in mind to play apart if Lerma picks up another yellow card in one of the upcoming games. While he is unlikely to start against Watford, he will have been carefully monitored in the last few months for his progress and there shouldn't be anything about the Premier League to worry him.

It has not been clear why Hyndman has been asked to take on loan moves at Rangers and Hibernian to further his development, but he has played well in Scotland. He has played just seven times for AFCB, so it will almost be like joining a new club for Hyndman, even though he will be well aware of Jason Tindall and Eddie Howe's training regimes.

How soon can Hyndman make an impact? I'd say we could see him very soon indeed if there is a problem with Lerma or Surman, and he is a natural choice to play in central-midfield which would free-up Nathan Aké to remain in central defence. It may be the last chance for Hyndman to show what he can do at AFCB, but if he does well there are likely to be new contract talks for him this summer and that should be incentive enough for him.

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  1. Whilst I think Hyndmann should be given a run in team he will realise that when the team regulars are fit again..Lewis Cook and Gosling his chances of regular football are pretty remote at the cherries...same goes with Mahoney another disasterous loan where he a regular sub..played about 30 mins the other day.....these loan deals as I have said before that hese players have to be regular starters or they come back..Surridge is another one...

  2. Imagine he will start against Brighton on Saturday.