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Cherries: Tindall welcomes return of 'fantastic player' Arter
JASON Tindall is hoping Harry Arter can provide a timely boost to Cherries' promotion bid as the midfielder aims to make up for lost time.
Cherries star Arter is available for the trip to Stevenage tomorrow night after serving a two-match suspension for collecting 10 yellow cards this season.
The playmaker could be tasked with trying to help Cherries end their five-match losing run when they visit out-of-form Boro (7.45pm).
Arter has made 33 appearances this term and Tindall has been impressed by his contribution so far.
The Cherries assistant manager told the Daily Echo: “He is a fantastic player and I think he has proved over the course of the season what an important player he is for the team.
“To have Harry suspended was a bit of a blow but to have him back available now is a boost for us. He will go into the squad.
“We are very fortunate to have some very good midfielders available in Eunan O'Kane, Shaun MacDonald, Harry and Richard Hughes.
“Harry, as we have seen this season, has really stood out. He can take a game by the scruff of the neck and do what he does, so we are delighted to have him back available.”
Tindall insists Cherries will not change their footballing principles as they bid to regain their place in the top six.
He said: “We are creating chances. It would be a lot worse if we were losing games and not really looking like we were going to score.
“We will continue to stick to our beliefs in terms of how we play, passing the ball and creating a number of chances, and it will turn for us.”
Discussing Stevenage, who have lost 12 of their past 15 league games, Tindall said: “We know they are dangerous, we know their strengths and it is down to us to make sure we nullify them as best we can.
“With what we have got in our squad, the way we have been playing of late and the chances we have been creating, hopefully it will come together and we can go there and win the game.”
Meanwhile, Tindall reported no fresh injury worries ahead of the match. He revealed that defensive duo Tommy Elphick and Charlie Daniels were progressing well in their attempts to return to fitness.
Tindall added: “They are making good progress so we are hoping to have them back at some stage very soon.”