JOSHUA King is "itching to show everybody what a great player he is", according to Cherries boss Jason Tindall.

The striker is in contention to return to action tomorrow evening, when Tindall's men head to Cardiff City (7.45pm), looking to continue their unbeaten start to the Championship campaign.

The Norway international was keen to secure a move away from the club in the summer following relegation to the second tier.

But after bids deemed unacceptable from Torino and West Ham United were rejected, King remains at Cherries following the closure of the transfer window on Friday.

He has featured just once in the league this season, coming on as a substitute against Norwich City last month.

But Tindall revealed the 28-year-old is back with the squad ahead of the trip to Wales.

"Josh trained with the squad yesterday," said the Cherries boss.

"He trained well. He’ll train again today with the squad and then we’ll just assess whether he’ll be involved for tomorrow evening."

Tindall added: "I think once the window shuts, you can either be disappointed and sulk and handle it in that way or you can come back with motivation and fire in your belly to go and do well and prove to everyone what a good footballer you are. That’s certainly where Josh King is.

"We had a good chat yesterday. He knows he’s here and he’s itching to show everybody what a great player he is and to score goals in the Championship."