ADAM Smith admitted injury issues had made his fifth full campaign with Cherries difficult -– and said: "It will probably be a season I won't remember."

The versatile full-back, who made the permanent switch to Vitality Stadium in January 2014, endured a stop-start 2018-19 for the Dorset club.

Smith started the first 12 Premier League games as Cherries soared into the top six, however, the 28-year-old in November had to be stretchered off after half an hour at Newcastle due to a cartilage tear in his right knee.

The Tottenham academy graduate made his return earlier than expected in January but suffered further injury woes which saw him miss four of the final eight top-flight fixtures.

Discussing his campaign, Smith told the Daily Echo: "To be honest, I wouldn't say I have not enjoyed it but I got a run of games and then got injured. I was out for a few months.

"I know I have a good job and I am lucky but it has been hard.

"I felt sometimes I haven't really been there for the team. It will probably be a season I won't remember."