KEVIN Bond has saluted Joe Roach's work with the blossoming talent at Dean Court but insisted: "I hope more will come through."

The Cherries boss has handed unexpected first-team debuts to both Sam Vokes and Josh McQuoid during his time in charge, while fellow youth-teamers Aidan Sainsbury and Joe Partington are knocking on the door to earn their spurs.

With Brett Pitman also now an established member of the first-team squad, it is testament to the work at youth level that players are coming through the ranks.

And with Vokes (Wales under-21), Partington (Wales under-17) and McQuoid (Northern Ireland under-19) receiving international recognition in recent weeks, Bond is hopeful that Cherries can continue to develop their own talent.

Bond told the Daily Echo: "You always want to be producing home-grown players if you can - and Joe Roach is a vital part of that. Players are coming through and hopefully, there are plenty more to come.

"Sam Vokes has come through, Josh McQuoid came on as sub against Doncaster and we have a couple of others pushing for their chance.

"And when you're trying to attract other youngsters to join the club, it is a massive help when you can point to those guys who are already playing first-team football.

"It is difficult for a club like us because the best players in the area tend to get snapped up by the bigger clubs who have the better facilities.

"But the progression to first-team football is quicker at a club like Bournemouth."

Bond believes one of Roach's major assets is maintaining simplicity in his coaching work.

The Cherries boss said: "I think Joe has kept it simple and that is so important that you don't try and make too much science out of coaching kids and over-complicate things. He's got the perfect balance in place in that respect."

Bond also revealed he would be looking to give more youngsters a chance in the closing games of the season - depending on the club's battle against League One relegation.

He said: "When I had my first-team introduction for Norwich, it was ideal because we weren't battling against relegation and players could be blooded in the last few games of the season.

"Unfortunately, we are not in that situation and I don't have that luxury at the moment.

"Circumstances have dictated that I've had to give young players a chance at certain times this season and they have stepped up to the plate."