JONATHAN Woodgate guided Cherries back into the top-six of the Championship before stressing his desire to build a consecutive winning run.

A 1-0 victory over Watford on Saturday thanks to Arnaut Danjuma’s 61st-minute goal moved the Dorset club up to sixth in the table.

Cherries are one point clear of seventh-placed Barnsley in the division and 11 behind the league’s automatic promotion spots.

Asked what it felt like to bounce back into the top six, Woodgate said: “It’s very good but we’ve got to cement that with the next performance.”

Cherries’ longest winning run of the campaign came after victories over Birmingham, Reading and Nottingham Forest under Jason Tindall back in November.

And Woodgate is eager for his charges to put together a winning sequence which is much greater.

“I’ve been looking at the results,” said the 41-year-old.“They (Cherries) have only won three games consecutively this season.

“I was very surprised when I saw it, to be honest with you – three consecutive games.

“This club needs to be doing sixes, sevens, eight games, winning constantly.

“It can’t just be three games on the spin and then you can draw one and lose one. We need to improve on that.”

Cherries’ next test comes at Bristol City in the Championship on Wednesday (7.45pm).