JASON Tindall insists Dominic Solanke will start scoring more goals, if he is presented with similar chances to those which he had on Wednesday evening.

The Cherries striker bagged his second goal of the season in the 1-1 draw at Cardiff City, but also missed two gilt-edged opportunities in the second half which could have killed off the contest.

The 23-year-old was denied by a stunning Alex Smithies save before also heading a presentable opportunity wide of the post. The misses proved costly as the hosts grabbed a point thanks to a Harry Wilson goal.

Asked if Solanke would have left south Wales disappointed not to have added more goals to his tally, despite notching in the first half, Tindall told the Daily Echo: "Strikers have got that mentality, they’re never happy with just scoring one goal. They want two and they want three.

"What I look at, and the most important thing, is that strikers are getting those chances, Dom’s getting those chances and is in the right positions to be able to miss them.

"I know that, within time, if you keep presenting those type of chances to Dom, Dom takes them. I see it on a daily basis in training.

The most important thing for me is the strikers are in the right areas to get on the end of the chances.

"Unfortunately on Wednesday, we were in the right areas, we got the chances, but we weren’t clinical."

Solanke's struggle for goals extends back to when he first signed for Cherries from Liverpool for £17.5million in January 2019.

The one-time England international took 12 months and 31 games to register his first goal for the club, with his overall tally now standing at six goals in 53 appearances following his strike at Cardiff City Stadium.

The forward showed good movement to find the net in midweek, ghosting beyond the defence and latching onto Jack Stacey's low cross to tuck home from five yards.

"It was a great team goal," said Tindall.

"I was really pleased with the way we moved the ball around the box. It was a great pass from Jeff (Lerma), a great run from Stace and Dom was in the right area to get on the end of it for a really nice team goal."

Cherries are back in Championship action on Saturday, facing Watford (12.30pm), a side who leapfrogged them up into third in the table with a midweek win over Blackburn.