JASON Tindall is looking forward to catching up with former Cherries team-mate John O'Shea tomorrow, and claims he gave him some tips on defending during his time at the club.

O'Shea arrived on loan from Manchester United and spent three months at Cherries as an 18-year-old back in 2000, featuring 11 times and scoring once for Mel Machin's Division Two side.

The Irishman went on to have a glittering career back with the Red Devils, featuring almost 400 times and winning a host of trophies including five Premier League titles, the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League. He also earned 118 caps for Ireland, debuting a year after he left Cherries.

One of his defensive team-mates during his time on the south coast was Tindall, who made his debut for the club the previous season.

The pair are set to be on opposite sides tomorrow in different roles with Cherries boss Tindall leading his side out against Reading, where O'Shea is a first-team coach.

"I remember when Sheazy came down from Man Utd as a young lad and he was excellent," Tindall told the Daily Echo.

"I’ve got to be honest, from the first training session when he came in, you could see he was a class player.

"Really good leader, even at such a young age and I think he was a real good signing for us at the time.

"He’s someone that I got on really well with and it will be nice to see him again on the other side of the fence so to speak and I’m sure we’ll have a good catch-up tomorrow."

Asked if he gave O'Shea any tips on defending which led him on to winning the Champions League a few years later, Tindall added: "I did, believe it or not.

"I’m sure he’ll be thanking me tomorrow!"