JASON Tindall is backing Joshua King’s quality to shine through for Cherries – despite the frontman having yet to fire this season.

The Norwegian star has not found the net for club or country in 10 competitive appearances this campaign.

King’s most recent goal for Cherries came against Everton – the day the Dorset club were relegated from the Premier League.

Oslo-born King played 90 minutes in Cherries’ shock 1-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night, spearheading a front three alongside Arnaut Danjuma and David Brooks.

But with the 28-year-old again drawing a blank, Tindall insisted King’s class would come to the fore.

He told the Daily Echo: “Goals breed confidence for strikers and the longer they don’t come, the more anxious maybe they become.

“But I think when you are a quality player like Josh, it does tend to be a matter of time.

“Sometimes they are like red buses, when one comes - there’s four, five or six that might come consecutively.

“Let’s hope that’s the case. All we need to do is keep working hard, keep creating chances and hopefully the goals will come.”

Cherries rejected bids from Torino and West Ham for King’s services during the summer transfer window, in a mission for the striker to help fire them back to the Premier League.

In an interview last month, Tindall said King was “itching to show what a great player he is”.

Asked whether that was the mentality he needed to start scoring, the Cherries boss replied: “It’s the mentality he has to have, it’s the mentality all our strikers need to have.

“Strikers live for goals and they have to do everything they can to make sure they are getting in the right areas to be able to get goals.

“I am sure Josh will reflect back at the game on Tuesday. He’s had a couple of opportunities that, on another night, he takes maybe one of them.

“But it’s something we will have to look back on and, as long as the chances keep coming, I’m sure a quality player like Josh will score goals.”