Tyrone Mings continued his return to full fitness by playing for Bournemouth Under-21s in a 2-2 draw with Exeter on Tuesday.
Mings has been on the sidelines for over a year with a serious knee injury but took another step on the road to recovery by featuring for the Cherries youngsters at the Cranford Park Arena.
The defender came through the clash without any problems and will hope to be pushing for a place in Eddie Howe's side over the next few weeks.
Mings has only featured in the EFL Cup so far this season for the senior side after being slowly nursed back to fitness, but looked in good shape against Exeter.
Ryan Fraser was also included by Under-21 boss Stephen Purches, whose side were pegged back after goals from Jordan Lee and Mikael Ndjoli.
Purches was pleased with the performances of Mings and Fraser, and hopes the club's youngsters were able to learn by playing alongside the duo.
He said in the Daily Echo: "It's always good having the first-team lads here because they play with a calmness our lads can learn from.
"Hopefully, they get their minutes out of it and our lads learn what is expected in the first team."
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