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Cherries ace looking for regular action

The return to fitness of Harry Arter and the arrival of Jack Wilshere from Arsenal on loan on deadline day has seen Gosling relegated to the bench this season.

He has made 11 appearances but only one start, against Spurs after Andrew Surman was taken ill, which is a far cry from last season where he made 29 starts in the Premier League.

The unfortunate hamstring injury suffered by Surman at Middlesbrough last Saturday should provide Gosling with a starting berth against Sunderland on Saturday and he is looking to grab his chance with both hands.

He told the Echo: "If your head drops or you start falling below your standards, when you do get a chance, you won't take it. I like to stay as professional as I can.

"I was mentally prepared for the Tottenham game, whether I was on the bench or starting. I got the late call and performed very well and that was through hard work on the training ground and always being ready to play.

"I have a good relationship with the gaffer and the rest of the coaching staff. I feel when I've come in, I've taken every chance I've been given. I've come off the bench and affected games.

"That's all you can do as a player - give the manager a problem every week. Hopefully, I can get a run of games. That's what I want."

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