DOMINIC Solanke says he is hoping to break his scoring duck for Cherries before the end of the season.

The former Liverpool man arrived on the south coast during the January transfer window for a fee believed to be around £17.5million.

After recovering from an injury he was already carrying when making the switch, Solanke has played eight times for Cherries but is yet to find the net.

The 21-year-old scored at Vitality Stadium for England under-21s in their friendly defeat against Germany last month.

And he is now targeting his first goal for Eddie Howe’s men in the final four games of season.

Solanke told the Daily Echo: “It’s something I’ll be hoping to get before the end of the season.

“I’m looking forward to just carrying on playing and hopefully getting a goal soon.

“As a striker you always want to score so when you get on, that’s the one thing you want to do. But you’ve got to think of the team as well and we’ve got to get a few more wins before the end of the season.”

With Callum Wilson and Joshua King both in good form, Cherries starts have been hard to come by for Solanke.

Of his eight appearances, six have been off the bench, including last Saturday against Brighton.

Solanke was introduced with 14 minutes to play with the score at 3-0 and while he came close to finding the net, he could not beat goalkeeper Mathew Ryan during the 5-0 rout.

The Basingstoke-born frontman said: “It’s always nice to go on and the game is almost done.

“You can just go and express yourself. Quite a few of the boys got some goals in the last 10 minutes.

“I didn’t get one but it was good to get back to winning ways.”

He added: “Bournemouth is a fantastic place for me to be at the moment.

“There’s a few games left of the season so hopefully I’ll get a few more minutes in before then and go again next season."