JOSHUA King and David Brooks could be among four players to return to bolster Cherries' squad this weekend.

The pair, alongside Lloyd Kelly and new loan signing Cameron Carter-Vickers, were all left out of Wednesday evening's 1-1 draw at Cardiff City as they continue to build up their fitness.

Carter-Vickers has not played competitively since July, while King, Brooks and Kelly have not featured for Cherries this month due to injury.

But boss Jason Tindall is confident all four are edging ever closer to contention, with Saturday's trip to face Watford at Vicarage Road a realistic target.

"Cameron, Josh King and David Brooks, they’ve not had much football recently and we felt it was best they stayed behind," Tindall told the Daily Echo.

"They had a really hard, good day’s training on Tuesday and another hard, tough day yesterday to get them in the best physical shape for the remaining games and hopefully looking to be back in the squad and be involved at the weekend.

"Adding Lloyd Kelly as well onto that who has had a few good training days.

"To get that level of quality player back involved within the squad is obviously very pleasing and it really adds to the strength in depth to the squad.

"Hopefully they come through with no problems and they’ll really make us a lot stronger."