BOSS Eddie Howe admitted Cherries were creating “nowhere near enough” after their fight to beat the Premier League drop intensified following a 1-0 defeat at Wolves.

The Dorset club failed to record an attempt on target, as they fell to Raul Jimenez’s 60th-minute winner at Molineux.

Cherries have only recorded one shot on target in their two games since the top-flight’s resumption – and have not picked up a point from those encounters.

Asked whether his side were creating enough, the Cherries boss said: “No, we’re not, no. Nowhere near enough.

“That’s the thing today that will hurt us more because we have got very good technical players but it really didn’t show at times.

“I thought that was the area we were disappointing today, our ability to keep the ball in tight areas, on transitions to hurt them with counter-attacks.

“I think we were a little bit wasteful with the ball and, ultimately, I think that’s cost us the game.”

Defeat left Cherries inside the drop-zone on goal difference with 27 points from 31 games.

Asked for his thoughts on the defeat to Wolves, the boss replied: “Frustrated because I thought we gave everything to the game.

“It was a really tight game, very limited goalmouth action for both teams.

“I thought we started really well, I thought the majority of the first half was pretty good. Second half, Wolves put us under more pressure.

“The goal was out of nothing. It was a carbon copy of their goal against West Ham from the weekend really – and that’s the disappointing thing.”

Cherries have now taken just one point from their past six top-flight games.