CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe confirmed head of sports science Dan Hodges would plead guilty to a charge of improper conduct.

The charge relates to Hodges' actions following the final whistle of the Premier League defeat to Manchester City at Vitality Stadium last Saturday.

Hodges had until 6pm today to respond.

Speaking this morning, Howe told the Daily Echo: “He will be pleading guilty to the charge and it has been dealt with internally.”