JASON Tindall described as “great” the dynamic between goalkeepers Asmir Begovic and Mark Travers as they battle for a starting spot at Cherries.

Both stoppers have this week been back in training following their respective international commitments for Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Ireland.

The goalkeeping spot remains up for grabs at the Dorset club this season, following the departure of Aaron Ramsdale to Sheffield United in an £18.5million move earlier this summer.

Veteran stopper Artur Boruc has also departed on a free transfer to Legia Warsaw.

Youngsters Will Dennis and Calum Ward remain Tindall’s other current goalkeeping options.

Asked about the fight for the starting spot between the sticks ahead of tomorrow’s Championship opener with Blackburn (3pm), Tindall said: “We’ve got quite a few tough decisions to make but that’s part and parcel of the job.

“We have to make those decisions but there’s so many games, every player is going to play their part.

“Travs having Asmir with the experience Asmir’s got can only be a benefit for him. Asmir in the group is a great leader and a great character to have around.

“They have trained together for a few years now.

“The dynamic between the two is great, great relationship, a great working relationship and both really good characters to have within the squad.”

Begovic signed for Cherries from Chelsea in a £10million switch back in 2017. He spent last season on loan at Azerbaijani outfit Qarabag and Italian giants AC Milan.

Travers announced himself to Cherries at senior level back in 2019 with an impressive debut clean sheet against Tottenham.

He made five senior appearances under former boss Eddie Howe last season.

“They both push each other every day,” said Tindall.

“It’s no different to Steve Cook and Chris Mepham, one is more experienced than the other.

“But at the same time they are both competing against each other and both trying to get the best out of each other and that’s not different, whether you are an outfield player or a goalkeeper.”

Cherries had given a starting spot to trialist keeper Jordan Archer in a 5-3 victory over West Ham last week.

But the manager confirmed the former Millwall man had not been in the goalkeeping unit ahead of the clash with Rovers.

“No, Jordan has not been here this week,” he added. “We have had Asmir and Mark back from international duty.

“Jordan played the game and that’s the situation with the goalkeeping department we are just monitoring.”