JASON Tindall admitted it was nice to "switch off a little bit" during the recent international break.

Cherries return to action tomorrow for the first time in two weeks, since beating Birmingham on November 7.

And while boss Tindall says he did "nothing too exciting", he did enjoy some downtime ahead of a schedule of nine games in 28 days, starting with the visit of Reading.

"It was nice just to have a couple of days where you can kind of switch off a little bit, although you’re always thinking about what you’re going to be doing and preparing and making sure that everything’s in place for when you come back," Tindall told the Daily Echo.

"It was nice to have a couple of days with the family, although we’re very restricted in what we can do.

"Always thinking about football one way or another. Whether it’s subconsciously or whether you’re talking about it, or preparing and writing things down.

"But it was an opportunity to have a little bit of free time and catch up with people over the phone that I’ve not been able to do and take the dogs for a walk and normal day-to-day stuff, nothing too exciting!"