BOSS Jason Tindall insisted the imminent return of David Brooks to Cherries’ squad would be: “A big boost for everyone.”

The Wales star has not played club football since the Carabao Cup defeat at Manchester City on September 24, due to illness and a knock picked up while away on international duty.

But Tindall confirmed the former Sheffield United man was set to be part of his plans to take on Derby County at Vitality Stadium tomorrow (3pm).

“Brooksy is in the squad and available,” said the Cherries manager.

“In the past couple of weeks I’ve said I think it was important that he trained really hard to get himself in a place that, when he is back involved, he stays involved. He is ready to be involved.

“I feel he’s where he needs to be at this current time and is back in the squad.”

He added: “It’s a big boost for everyone, for the football club in general I think it’s a big boost to have a player of Brooksy’s quality and availability to be back involved with the squad.”

Midfielder Jefferson Lerma is still expected to be missing with a hamstring injury picked up against Watford last weekend.