CHERRIES have made "around 10" members of staff redundant, the Daily Echo understands.

Following a combination of relegation from the Premier League and the financial impacts of COVID-19, Cherries have looked for ways of cutting costs across the club.

And, as initially reported in Mail Online, the recruitment department has been the hardest hit with staff in scouting and analytics believed to have been affected by the redundancies, with around 10 people set to lose their jobs.

Earlier this summer, Arsenal announced plans to make 55 members of staff at their club redundant due to the effects to the business of the coronavirus pandemic.

Clubs have been hit by the fact no fans have been allowed into stadiums since football resumed in June.