BOSS Jason Tindall insisted new recruit Cameron Carter-Vickers is “not far away” from match action and added: “I’m delighted with his progress.”

The central defender, signed on a season-long loan from Tottenham on deadline day, was left out of Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Cardiff as he continues to get up to speed with the Dorset club.

Asked for an update on the 22-year-old, Tindall said: “He’s not far away, Cam.

“Obviously when we brought him in on deadline day he hadn’t played for a while since pre-season at Tottenham so he’s short on minutes, game time and not had too much football in comparison to the rest of the group.

“But he’s a really good week’s training since he’s been here, so I’m delighted with his progress and he’s someone that I think is going to add real strength in depth to the squad and is certainly going to play his part this season.”

Asked whether Carter-Vickers could play against Watford tomorrow, Tindall said: “I will have to assess the squad, certainly off the back of a tough fixture away at Cardiff, with the travelling.

“We will assess physically where we are and what injuries we’re carrying or what arrives maybe and then make the decision based on the whole group rather than just the one individual.”