RIO Ferdinand believes goalscorer Sam Surridge should have replaced Dominic Solanke earlier in Cherries’ 2-1 FA Cup defeat to Arsenal.

The former Cherries loan star, working as a pundit for BT Sport, insisted England under-21 international Surridge “can get goals” while fellow striker Solanke “did absolute zero” against the Gunners.

Surridge came on after 89 minutes to replace Solanke against the Gunners, netting his first senior goal for the club in stoppage time.

Asked whether he felt the change came too late for the hosts, Ferdinand said: “Yes I do, because Solanke gave us nothing in the first half and, while he was on the pitch, he did absolute zero.

“Surridge came on with composure.

“He’s been scoring at Swansea on loan. He’s a lad who you can see can get goals.

“He’s a nuisance in there and a great shape as well and he gets into the danger areas.”