DAN Gosling admits he will be pleased when the transfer window has closed so Cherries can "focus on our job" of achieving promotion from the Championship.

Jason Tindall's men have made a fine start to life back in the second tier, winning three and drawing one of their opening four matches to sit third in the standings.

Cherries return to action after a two-week break on Saturday, hosting Queens Park Rangers (3pm).

By then, the second of two transfer deadlines will have slammed shut, with clubs in England having up until 5pm on Friday to conclude any deals until the window opens again in January.

Cherries have already lost a host of players since relegation from the Premier League in July, including Callum Wilson, Aaron Ramsdale and Nathan Ake.

Joshua King and David Brooks have both been linked with moves away, but for now remain Cherries players.

And despite the departures, Gosling is confident the current squad has enough to bounce straight back into the top flight.

"Top two is our aim," the midfielder told the Daily Echo.

"We’ve got the team to do it. We’ve got good options as well once everyone’s fit.

"I think the club are probably working hard behind the scenes for one or two more bodies to come in just to give us a bit more depth.

"But once we get that and the window shuts, there’s a lot of uncertainty still, so hopefully we can put that to bed and then we can all focus on our job and ultimately that’s promotion."

Cherries beat Blackburn Rovers and Norwich City, as well as drawing with Middlesbrough before Gosling netted twice in victory over Coventry City before the international break.

Saturday's clash with QPR is the first of seven games in just four weeks, with the likes of Cardiff City, Derby County, Watford and early pace-setters Bristol City among the opponents on the horizon.

"Once the fixtures come out you think we’re one of the biggest teams in the division and rightly so coming down from the Premier League after five years," said Gosling.

"But there’s some huge teams in this league and coming away to places like Middlesbrough and even starting at home to Blackburn, they’re all tough games.

"We need to get used to the Championship again. We’ve been away for a long time but we need to get used to it quickly."