AFC Bournemouth Loan Watch: Arter impresses whilst Surridge recovers from injury

Eddie Howe

Written by Luke Weaser-Seychell (@LukeSeychell)

AFC Bournemouth have had their best ever start to a Premier League season, and their loanees have impressed elsewhere.

Former Bournemouth favourite Harry Arter, who is now on loan at Cardiff, played the full 90 minutes against Tottenham Hotspur on 6th October. He made some crunching tackles which got him a booking, but sadly was not able to bring Cardiff their first Premier League win of the season. Cardiff currently sit bottom of the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Connor Mahoney is struggling to get game time at Championship relegation strugglers Birmingham City.  He came on in the second half of a 3-1 victory against Rotherham to help Birmingham claim their second win of the season. Mahoney, however, will be frustrated that he has not been able to gain a place in the starting XI.

Over in League Two, Sam Surridge, who has scored four in his last three league games, came back from injury for Oldham this weekend. However, he was unable to prevent them from losing 3-1 to Carlisle. Surridge has had a great season so far and this was rewarded with him picking up the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month for September. Matt Worthington is also battling for game time in League Two, and has given his manager something to think about after scoring in the 88th minute to seal a Forest Green Rovers win over Cambridge United.

In non-league, Tyler Cordner featured in Havant & Waterlooville’s 1-0 loss to Wrexham in the Vanarama National League, whilst Sam Sherring, playing in the Evo-Stik League Premier South for Wrexham, started as they managed to beat Wimborne Town 1-0.

Away from England, young American Emerson Hyndman is gaining crucial experience in the Scottish Premiership. Playing 66 minutes for Hibernian against Hamilton this weekend, Hyndman managed to come away with a goal in a 6-0 thrashing. Hibernian are now second in the league, only two points behind the current leaders Hearts. Michael Ndjoli watched from the bench as Kilmarnock beat Dundee 2-1.

Across the Atlantic, Brad Smith was an unused sub in Seattle Sounders 4-0 victory over Colorado Rapids.