JASON Tindall admitted Nnamdi Ofoborh could feel "unlucky" at having been left out of Cherries' squad to take on Oldham Athletic on Saturday.

The midfielder did not make the 20-man squad, with Dan Gosling, Gavin Kilkenny and Philip Billing the chosen three from the start.

The Nigeria under-20 international, whose contract at Cherries expires in the summer, made his first-team debut for the club in September last year, but has only made five appearances this season.

He has been named as an unused substitute on 12 occasions, including five of the past six Championship games.

Tindall made 10 changes to his starting XI for the visit of the League Two Latics, but there was still no spot for Ofoborh.

Asked why the academy graduate was not involved, Tindall told the Daily Echo: "It’s difficult. For me I can only pick a squad of 20 players and I can only pick the 11 players that were selected to play.

"Nnamdi probably was a little bit unlucky. You had Cameron Carter-Vickers that was back fit and Jack Stacey that was back fit and both needed games.

"Then you look at our midfield - Gav Kilkenny, Phil Billing and Dan Gosling.

"So he was just a little bit unfortunate that the squad I had available, he was one of the ones that missed out."