BOSS Eddie Howe insists Cherries “haven’t been too disrupted” by adverse weather conditions ahead of the Premier League clash with Leicester City (3pm).

Howe’s squad set off by coach at lunchtime today as they went in search of their ninth league win of the campaign.

A number of businesses, schools and transport links were shut off after Dorset was battered by snow.

But boss Howe said his side would be fully prepared for their trip to King Power Stadium.

He told the club website: "It has been very cold but the week itself has been okay. We haven't been too disrupted by it.

“We've been lucky enough that we've had the pitch with the undersoil heating we have.

"It's been more getting to and from work which has been the problem. When we have been here, it's been fine.”

Some 1,700 fans had been due to travel to King Power Stadium, with manager Howe urging those making the trip to stay safe.

"It's difficult enough for us, let alone the supporters,” he added.

“My only wish is that everyone gets up there and back again safely. I will everyone to take care and not rush their journeys.”