ARTUR Boruc believes the new goal-kick law will help Cherries this season.

In one of many changes being implemented in the Premier League from this upcoming weekend, defenders are now permitted to enter their own box to receive the ball from a goalkeeper from a goal-kick.

Previously, all players except the man between the sticks had to be outside the penalty area until the ball crossed the 18-yard line, with a retake ordered should anyone from either side cause an infringement. But that has now all changed, allowing sides to begin building attacks even closer to their own goal.

And Boruc, who hopes to start as the goalkeeper for Saturday’s clash with Sheffield United at Vitality Stadium (3pm), thinks the law change will benefit Cherries.

He told the Daily Echo: “I think it’s going to make it easier for us because we can have extra bodies in our penalty box.

“It should be easier for us to play from the back.

“But we will see how it’s going to go. It doesn’t really change the training. We still have to play from the back.”