JASON Tindall has urged his attacking stars to "step up" and support leading scorer Dominic Solanke in helping Cherries fix their problems in front of goal.

Tindall's men again drew a blank on Saturday, losing 1-0 to Luton Town at Vitality Stadium having played for more than an hour with 10 men following a red card shown to Jefferson Lerma.

Since sweeping aside Huddersfield Town 5-0 in mid-December, Cherries have netted just four goals in their subsequent six Championship matches, winning two, drawing two and losing two.

That run has seen them slip to third in the table, four points behind Swansea City and now eight off leaders Norwich City.

Solanke leads the scoring charts for Cherries this season with 10 goals, ahead of injured duo Junior Stanislas and Arnaut Danjuma, who have netted seven and five respectively.

Asked how concerning the lack of goals in recent weeks is, boss Tindall told the Daily Echo: "Teams are making it difficult for us, we know that. They’re making it really difficult for us and we’ve obviously just lost Junior Stanislas, who was an attacking threat for us and lost Callum Wilson in the summer, who has been the best goalscorer the football club has had for probably seven or eight years.

"And now there’s a lot on Dom’s shoulders and other people have got to step up and chip in as well.

"But looking back at Saturday, I’m confident that with 11 players on the pitch, we go on and win that game comfortably.

"And even with 10 players on the pitch, we still had two really good chances in the game that we haven’t taken.

"You can’t expect to score four or five goals every game, you can try to, but the opposition are going to try and stop you and make it difficult.

"Sometimes one goal has got to be enough. We didn't get that goal on Saturday and we were down to 10 men and I think a big reason for us not scoring is because of that decision."

Cherries go to struggling Derby County on Tuesday (6pm).