EDDIE Howe backed his Cherries squad to rekindle their firepower in front of goal after drawing another blank with Premier League strugglers Watford.

The sides played out a goalless draw at Vicarage Road today.

Steve Cook hit the crossbar with a powerful header, Arnaut Danjuma saw his effort saved from close range and Harry Wilson skimmed the upright with a second-half free-kick.

Cherries have failed to find the target in each of their past three encounters – today’s stalemate means they will not record a senior goal for the entire month of October.

Asked whether he was worried about a lack of goals, Howe said: “Of course you want to score and historically we always have.

“We have been a very good attacking team – it’s not quite happening at the moment, for whatever reason in the past three games.

“But I back us. When you are creating you will score and today we created, with the players we have I back that will return very quickly.”

Howe’s men have also failed to hit the target in a 1-0 defeat at Arsenal and 0-0 stalemate against Norwich at Vitality Stadium.

The last time Cherries failed to fire in three consecutive league fixtures came in December 2017 in games against Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City.

Assessing the clash with the Hornets, the boss added: “I thought it was a game both teams could have won. We were disappointed we hadn’t because I felt our chances were good enough to.

“But ultimately I don’t think we were ever in total control of the game.

“It was end-to-end at times. With our expectations we are disappointed we haven’t won, ultimately.

“We created a lot more this week. Looked a lot more dangerous in certain moments. It was more the sustained pressure we never really got until the last 20 minutes.

“I thought we finished the game very strongly but we just couldn’t get the goal we wanted.”