MANAGER Jason Tindall admitted Cherries were “not really in a position to spend money” in January but did not rule out being creative in the market.

The Cherries boss saw a number of departures to his squad over the summer, with the likes of Aaron Ramsdale, Nathan Ake and Callum Wilson all returning back to Premier League clubs.

Tindall’s only two additions since taking the job in August has been Spanish winger Rodrigo Riquelme on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid and Cameron Carter-Vickers, who is yet to feature after signing on loan from Tottenham.

Cherries have had Jack Wilshere in to train with the club this week – but it is understood no deal has, at present, been discussed to sign the midfielder.

Asked whether he was in a position to spend money in January, or whether the club had to be creative in the market, Tindall said: “Not really in a position to spend money.

“If we were to strengthen the group it would be to maybe be creative or to see what happens in the window.

“I always think with any transfer window, you can never foresee anything happening because you don’t know, something could happen that is completely left field that you are not expecting.

“Then before you know it, the situation completely changes.

“Looking at my squad now, am I happy with the squad that I’ve got? Yes, very happy.

“If there’s an opportunity to bring in players that I feel will make a difference and help us for the second half of the season, and we are able to do it, will I look at it? Most certainly.

“It’s just a matter of seeing what happens in this window – but I’ve certainly not got any money really to go out there and strengthen the team.”