JONATHAN Woodgate explained how honesty has been key to correcting Cherries' poor form, insisting: "It's not all rocket science."

Woodgate took temporary charge of Cherries earlier this month, with the club on a run of just one win in eight league matches.

Since then, caretaker boss Woodgate has guided the Dorset club to two league wins and a draw, as well as an FA Cup triumph at Premier League Burnley, all in the space of 12 days.

He will again be in the dugout when Cherries head to QPR in the Championship tomorrow (3pm).

Asked what he did to adapt so quickly to his new role, Woodgate told the Daily Echo: "It has been relentless.

"You speak to the players daily, you try and catch each of them at different times if you can and it’s about managing them and speaking to them because when you do go through a rough spell as a player and you don’t win as many games as you should, then confidence sometimes flutters.

"You need to speak to the players on that and get them to remember how good they are and try and get the training sessions vibrant and everyone enjoying it again.

"Listen, it’s not all rocket science. If you speak positive to someone and give them good advice and just be honest with them, I’m sure they’ll pay you back."

In an interview with the Mail on Sunday just last month, Woodgate admitted "it does scare me that I might not get a second chance in management" after his dismissal from Middlesbrough in June of last year.

Asked how grateful he was to be given that chance at Cherries, albeit on an interim basis, Woodgate said: "I was lucky enough to get the call from Jason to come down and help Bournemouth and try and assist with Purchy (Stephen Purches) and Jason.

"Unfortunately it didn’t go to plan as that was, but I’m interim manager at the minute and I’m enjoying it. I’m enjoying winning games.

"The next objective is QPR and who knows what happens after that."