WHILE Premier League safety is all-but secured, finishing the season with a flourish is a strong priority for boss Eddie Howe.

Cherries sit 10 points clear of 18th-placed Cardiff City with four games to play and would mathematically seal a fifth straight season in the top flight with victory over Fulham at Vitality Stadium tomorrow.

But Howe insists his focus has not turned towards the summer yet, instead concentrating on rounding off this campaign with a consistent run of form.

He told the Daily Echo: “I think how you end the season is hugely important.

“We started this season very well. We’ve had difficult moments in between, but we’d love a strong finish.

“I think that would leave a good feeling then for the summer and I think it’s very important from our perspective that we try and go into the summer with that good feeling.”

Quizzed on whether these next four games are crucial for his current squad to continue to prove their worth ahead of the summer transfer window, Howe added: “Every game I think you have everything to prove.

“You can’t rest on your laurels or think you’ve done enough.

“You’re judged every single game and that for me is the most powerful thing.”

Cherries have no fresh injury concerns for the visit of Fulham.