BOSS Eddie Howe admitted he “wouldn’t rule out anything” regarding the January transfer window as Cherries’ injury nightmare continued.

The Dorset club are set to assess Joshua King after he picked up a twisted ankle at Chelsea, while Andrew Surman has sustained a calf problem.

Both will be examined ahead of tomorrow’s home clash with Burnley.

Howe said: “Josh King went off with a twisted ankle, so we will see how he is.

“Andrew Surman picked up a calf problem, we will see how he is.”

Quizzed on whether there were any particular areas he would like to strengthen in January, the manager replied: “I wouldn’t rule out anything. I never would in the transfer windows because you can never tell.

“I think you’ve got to be prepared to change tact very quickly. I’ve said before going into windows we probably wouldn’t be looking to do anything and in a couple of weeks it can change very quickly.”

He added: “Our priority at the moment is to get injured players back fit.

“Once we do, we are going to be very strong. The squad looks good in terms of numbers but until we get those players back we are light on the ground.

“So I think a lot will depend on how our injuries go between now and then really. I think it’s difficult to make a call now to say ‘we plan to do this, or we plan to be active in the market’.

“There is too much unknown for us, so let’s see what happens in the coming weeks.”