Eddie Howe believes Harry Arter will force his way into the Irish starting eleven.
Arter has been in inspired form for Bournemouth, and his manager has praised his â€œterrificâ€ Premier League form.
The 26 year old has three caps for Ireland, the mos recent of which came in the 4-0 friendly win over Oman, but he has yet to play a competitive match for Martin Oâ€™Neillâ€™s side.
This, combined with fantastical social media rumours, led to reports thatÂ Arter was planning to declare for England, but the midfielder dismissed those rumours as nonsense.
Arter missed the recent international break due to a hamstring injury, and he left Dean Court on crutches after Saturdayâ€™s 6-1 won victory over Hull.
WhenÂ asked about Arterâ€™s international prospects, Howe said:
â€œI think the playersâ€™ performance will dictate what happens on that side.
“Theyâ€™ve got to get their Bournemouth form right first and the rest will follow.
â€œWhen you talk about Harry the last few weeks heâ€™s been absolutely terrific for us. So Iâ€™m sure if he continues that form heâ€™ll get rewarded.
“Weâ€™ve got some very good footballers here and some very intelligent footballers. The way we play, itâ€™s not easy, itâ€™s the hardest way to play I believe.
“So thereâ€™s a lot of responsibility on their shoulders, but they take that very wellâ€.
The English-born midfielder could provide much needed creativity in the centre of Irelandâ€™s midfield.
Martin Oâ€™Neill was at Dean Court on Saturday to watch Arter, who will be in contention to start Irelandâ€™s next qualifier against Austria in Vienna.
This article originally appeared on The Season Ticket