CHERRIES winger Junior Stanislas insisted his side “can’t keep talking” amid their relegation dogfight and added: “It's time for action”.

The Dorset club have five games remaining to ensure a sixth successive campaign in the Premier League.

Currently 19th in the table with 27 points from 33 games, Cherries are one point behind 17th-placed Watford.

Eddie Howe’s men host Tottenham at Vitality Stadium on Thursday (6pm) before another home contest with Leicester on Sunday (7pm).

Asked whether his side had to build momentum, Stanislas replied: “Yeah, we're going to have to. Games are running out.

"If we're going to stay in the division, we're going to have to start picking up points.

"We've got a big one against Spurs on Thursday. We're at home as well, so we have to turn up there.

"We'll have no excuses. We can't keep talking - it's time for action.

"We need to try to start putting some points on the board."

Ahead of Cherries’ next encounter, Watford host bottom club Norwich at Vicarage Road tomorrow, in a crucial battle to beat the drop (6pm).