CHERRIES boss Jason Tindall admitted Joshua King returning a positive COVID-19 test was "really frustrating", but added: "There's nothing we can do."

King is set to miss tomorrow's clash with Reading at Vitality Stadium, as well as Championship games against Nottingham Forest and Rotherham United as part of his 10-day isolation period.

The striker travelled on international duty with Norway last week, but did not play due to a team-mate testing positive for coronavirus, which forced the whole squad into quarantine.

King returned to Cherries this week and tested negative for COVID-19 on Tuesday, only to then test positive two days later.

The club are now working to see if any other members of the squad could also have to self-isolate under government guidelines as close contacts of King.

Asked for the latest on King's situation, Tindall said: "I think he’ll have to follow the standard protocols now.

"He tested negative on Tuesday when he came back. He started feeling a few symptoms on Wednesday and was retested again on Thursday and tested positive.

"Obviously with what happened in the Norwegian squad, being such a close contact to the lad that picked it up away with Norway and obviously now it’s something Kingy has picked up whilst being away and contracted the virus.

"He now has to do the 10 days and isolate and there’s nothing unfortunately we can do."

Tindall added: "It’s really frustrating, especially going into the block of games that we’re going to be going into now when your squad is going to be so important to you and quality players.

"We had 60 tests I think it was on Thursday and the only one that was positive was Josh and that’s just unfortunate for us.

"It’s frustrating, but with what’s going on around the world, it’s something that is out there and many players and people are contracting it and there’s nothing we can do unfortunately."