JASON Tindall is not reading much into Nottingham Forest's lowly league position, insisting: "All Chris Hughton's teams are tough to play against."

The former Newcastle, Birmingham, Norwich and Brighton boss was last month hired by Forest as a replacement for Sabri Lamouchi, with the club in the relegation zone without a point.

Hughton has steadied the ship since, with three wins, two draws and two defeats from his eight games in charge, including a 2-0 reverse to Barnsley at the weekend. They currently sit 20th in the table, 13 points behind second-placed Cherries.

Cherries welcome Hughton's side to Vitality Stadium tomorrow evening (8pm).

"I think since Chris has come in there he’s done very well," said Cherries boss Tindall.

"They’ve only lost two games I think in eight since he’s been there, one of them obviously being the weekend.

"In every other game that they’ve played I don’t think they’ve conceded any more than one goal so that just shows it’s going to be a difficult team to break down.

"All Chris Hughton’s teams are tough to play against – a great manager that’s had a lot of success wherever he’s been and we’ve just got to make sure that we’re prepared to go out there and deliver a really good performance."