HARRY Arter insists Cherries must read nothing into Leeds’s troubled start to the campaign and focus their attentions on getting their own house in order on the pitch.

Arter starred as Eddie Howe’s men produced one of their best performances of last season when they dished out a convincing 4-1 beating to the Yorkshire outfit in March.

Since then, Leeds have been the subject of a controversial takeover by Massimo Cellino, with the Italian businessman already having parted company with two managers.

Brian McDermott, who was at the helm for the Dean Court mauling, left by mutual consent in May before Dave Hockaday was sacked last month after just six games in charge.

Despite the upheaval, caretaker-boss Neil Redfearn remains unbeaten, having presided over a 1-0 home win against Bolton and a 1-1 draw at Birmingham on Saturday.

Arter told the Daily Echo: “It is hard to say what goes on at a club when you are not involved on a day-to-day basis. From the outside, they don’t look the most stable club in the world.

“Their new owner seems to be doing things his own way and some of their fans don’t appear to be too happy with it. They haven’t got a manager at the moment and we should be looking to try to take advantage of their situation.

“But we certainly won’t be thinking it is going to be an easy game just because they haven’t got a manager or there seems to be a bit of uncertainty there. I know from my previous experiences here how teams can be galvanised in times of adversity.

“We will be treating them and giving them the same level of respect as we gave Nottingham Forest and Rotherham because it is irrelevant to us what is going on at their club.

“Even if we had won our past two home games, the expectation and pressure we put on ourselves would have been the same. We go into every game putting a huge amount of pressure on ourselves to win so I don’t think any other result dictates how much we need to win against Leeds.”

Doubles from Yann Kermorgant and Lewis Grabban – including a three-goal blitz inside the opening 29 minutes – saw Cherries move into the top 10 following their heroics against Leeds last season.

And although Howe’s men have collected just two points from a possible 12 after winning their first two Championship encounters, Arter believes there have been some encouraging signs.

He added: “I would like to think we are close to matching some of those performances from the end of last season. In the first half against Nottingham Forest, we probably played as well as we did against Leeds.

“We played well in patches against Norwich and Rotherham and are close to turning 45 minutes into 90-minute performances. Hopefully, those displays are just around the corner and we can start to maintain our performance levels for longer.”