BOSS Eddie Howe revealed Cherries were “having a look” at reinforcing in January – but made no guarantees to add to his squad.

The Dorset club were rocked by further injury concerns as they suffered their sixth defeat in seven Premier League games at Wolves on Saturday.

Tyrone Mings was forced off with a back problem after 36 minutes of the 2-0 loss at Molineux, while skipper Simon Francis missed the game with a groin problem.

Those injuries, added to knee problems sustained by Dan Gosling and long-term absentees Lewis Cook and Adam Smith, left Cherries with a number of key players on the sidelines.

The Scottish Sun this week linked the Dorset club with a move for Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor.

The Sun also believes Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek to be a possible loan target for the Dorset club.

Asked generally whether he would look to reinforce in January, Howe told the Daily Echo: “We are having a look but there is no guarantee that we are going to find better than we have.”

Having switched to a back three against Wolves on Saturday, Cherries were powerless to prevent Raul Jimenez’s opener after Charlie Daniels gave away the ball in a dangerous area.

A late second from substitute Ivan Cavaleiro on the counter wrapped up three points for Wolves and ensured Howe’s men slipped out of the top 10.

“The players have done so well historically in bouncing back at times where we are at out of form and that is going to be the challenge again,” added the Cherries boss.

“We keep seeming to be losing players through injury at the moment which is very difficult - especially during games as well.

“On Saturday we lost Tyrone and Simon Francis last week. It has been a difficult spell of results and injuries but unfortunately for us, there is no other way round it. We are going to have to drag ourselves out of it.

“We need a win and a performance to get back on track.

“We played a different system and are trying different personnel but our resources are limited in terms of how many changes we can make, with the fact we have a number of players missing.

“Credit to Wolves defensively but we were kicking ourselves with the goals we conceded and the fact we weren’t able to break them down better.

“We had a lot of ball and bar Joshua King’s early chance, I don’t think we created a really clear-cut chance.

“Usually I back our attacking quality to do better than we did on Saturday with the amount of ball we had.

“We have our identity, we have our way of playing and I always back us to come good eventually.”

Howe said Cherries were assessing skipper Francis “day by day” at present but did not give a time frame on when the defender would be back involved.