JASON Tindall admits Cherries "were way below the standard" they set in their last match at Coventry as they played out a goalless draw with QPR at Vitality Stadium.

In a game of few chances, the visitors came closest to breaking the deadlock with Macauley Bonne and Bright Osayi-Samuel both denied by vital Asmir Begovic saves.

Dominic Solanke went close at the other end, but Cherries failed to register a shot on target in the contest.

"I felt we were way below the standard that we set against Coventry in terms of our attacking play and creating chances," said Tindall.

"We didn’t create too many clear cut chances today, which was disappointing. Our final pass, our final decision was the one that let us down for that today.

"But we take the positives. We kept a clean sheet, we’re still unbeaten in five games and we’re still third in the league."

He added: "When you’re not at you’re attacking best, it’s important that you don’t concede goals. That was the pleasing thing for us today.

"We didn’t necessarily concede too many chances against us. As made a big save for us first half, but that was due to our own mistakes at the back. As was there to do his job and make the save.

"I felt QPR were the better side in the first half and I felt we were the dominant side in the second half."

Cherries had been without a fixture since their impressive display in beating Coventry 3-1 on October 2, before the international break.

Tindall named an unchanged side from that contest at St Andrew's, but believes rustiness did have an impact.

"I think that showed today in the performance," said the Cherries boss.

"I think there was a few tired bodies from internationals. We only got the group back together for the first time yesterday and with Junior (Stanislas) and Arnie (Danjuma) only training two or three times, I think that sort of showed in our performance today.

"The international break probably came at the wrong time for us and almost halted the momentum we had.

"We’ve got to take the positives. We kept a clean sheet. We weren’t quite at our attacking best today but when you’re not and you don’t particularly play as well as what you want to, it’s important that you don’t lose the game and you still get points and we did that today."

Asked if he was still confident his side would score plenty of goals this season despite firing a blank against the R's, Tindall added: "Only time will tell. I still believe we’ll always score goals.

"I felt we had some really good moments today without that final pass or the right decision at the right time. It wasn’t quite to be today but I don’t foresee that being a problem moving forward for the future."