CHERRIES boss Jonathan Woodgate heaped praise on "winner" Arnaut Danjuma, stating: "He can go as high as he wants to."

The Dutchman has been in fine form for Cherries this season, netting 10 goals in 27 appearances, with half of those goals coming since Woodgate took charge of the club last month, despite a short spell being left out of the starting XI.

That form has seen the 24-year-old linked with Premier League interest with the likes of Brighton, Southampton and West Ham all named in various recent reports as clubs keeping tabs on the winger.

Danjuma has produced in the final third more consistently in recent weeks, with four goals in his past six outings, as well as two assists.

Discussing the twice-capped Holland international's recent form, Woodgate told the Daily Echo: "I’ve been chatting to Arnie quite regularly about doing this and how can he get on to the next stage. I think he’s been very good since I’ve come in.

"He seems in a good place. He’s confident. He’s working really, really hard for the team now, which I think is important.

"If you add that to your game, you can only get better. He’s got a lot of ability.

"He keeps on doing it week in, week out and that’s great for the football club.

"I’m enjoying his mentality, he seems to be a winner, which is even better for me.

"When I left him out of a couple of games he’s responded, he’s got that in abundance really. So I’m really, really pleased for Arnie."

Danjuma proved to be the match-winner against Watford last month, before also earning Cherries a point with his goal against Preston at Deepdale.

"That’s what you want. Sometimes when games are 0-0 and it’s tough and it’s really tight in games, that’s when you rely on people like Arnie, Junior (Stanislas), Dominic Solanke to produce moments of magic," said Woodgate.

"All three can do that."

Quizzed further on what he is challenging Danjuma on to improve him even further, the Cherries head coach added: "I just want him to get better and better. I see Arnie as doing what he wants to do in the game.

"He can go as high as he wants to, but he’s got to always want more, always try to be that best.

"If something doesn’t go right in a game, be disappointed, try and improve constantly and that’s what he’s doing.

"I’m really pleased and I’ve been very impressed. I had high expectations about Arnie, really high expectations."