TOMORROW'S trip to Watford will provide a "good marker" for Cherries, according to boss Jason Tindall.

Cherries and the Hornets were both promoted from the Championship in 2015, and each saw their five-year top-flight stays come to an end with relegation last season.

The pair have made strong starts to life back in the second tier, with Watford currently third, a point and a place clear of Tindall's unbeaten men.

Asked if beating Vladimir Ivic's men at Vicarage Road would underline Cherries' promotion ambitions this campaign, Tindall said: "We do take confidence from the start we’ve had this season. We need to take that confidence into the weekend’s game.

"It’s going to be a really tough game. Watford have started the season very well. They’re a tough nut to crack.

"They don’t concede too many goals. We need to make sure we go there fully prepared and ready to encounter the challenge that’s going to be in front of us.

"I think it will be a good marker for us. We want to go there and ultimately want to deliver a very good performance and win the game.

"We know what to expect and we know what we need to do to try and achieve that."