MANAGER Jason Tindall said Cherries loan recruit Cameron Carter-Vickers was “very close” to being ready to come in and play for the club.

The 22-year-old United States international is yet to feature for the Dorset outfit since joining on a season-long deal from Tottenham on domestic transfer deadline day.

Tindall said he had been pleased with the centre-half’s work since he arrived earlier this month, as he looks to help Cherries continue their unbeaten start to the campaign.

Asked for an update on Carter-Vickers ahead of tomorrow’s home Championship clash with Derby, the Cherries boss said: “I have been really pleased with Cam since he’s been at the football club.

“With any new player than comes here I think it’s important they understand what’s expected of them in their position.

“They know what we expect from the team’s point of view and there’s certain things they have to do to make sure that when they come in, they come in and make a difference and they are ready.

“Cam’s had a really good week’s training. We’ve got some really good work into Cam and I think he’s very close to being at a level where he’s ready to come in and play.”