EDDIE Howe insists he is not superstitious when it comes to maintaining an unbeaten run – though he does like to put his best foot forward.

The Cherries boss revealed how he previously chucked out a pair of trainers after they had not brought his squad any luck on match days.

And with more trustworthy footwear back on his feet, the Dorset outfit are a club record seven games unbeaten in the Premier League.

Asked whether there was anything he had done to keep Cherries’ impressive form going, Howe, whose side tomorrow visit Huddersfield (noon), replied: “I did ditch a pair of trainers.

“I wore them to a couple of games and we didn’t get good results – they have not been seen since!

“They were a present if I remember and I thought ‘great, these are going to make a difference’ and they weren’t lucky for us.

“I have gone back to an original pair of trainers that have done alright for us now.”

He added: “I am not really superstitious. I was more as a player than a manager.

“The trainers were one of those coincidences where you think ‘we haven’t got a point with these, so they are going’.

“That’s more just a realisation of what happened, rather than trying to look too deeply into it.”