His side recorded an impressive home victory over Tranmere Rovers at the weekend, but they now face two tough away trips in a week, starting tonight against Notts County.
But the fixture is one that Howe is familiar with from his previous spell in charge of the Cherries.
“We certainly built up a rivalry with Notts County in our promotion season - we had some great battles against them, both home and away,” Howe told Hot Radio. “They seemed to be a side we continually came up against.”
“Second game in and we are back there again. It’s a ground that in one of my last games we didn’t do particularly well in, so it will be nice to go back up there and put that right.”
The manager also explained that due to the hectic week ahead, he has had to change his side’s training regime.
“We have had to tailor our training slightly.
“We don’t want to get the lads fatigued, so it’s a case of treating them gently and making sure they are ready to play this game, and then we have the long trip to Carlisle.
“So two really tough away trips but if we can come back with some points it will set us up nicely.”
Howe was also coy when asked about team news ahead of the busy week.
“Lewis (Grabban) picked up a slight knock on Saturday but hopefully it’s not too serious.
“I think we will have a look at who is fit. We do have a couple of injury problems so the team might have to change. We will have to look at that come kick off to see who is ready.”