ADAM Smith insisted it was not just down to Cherries’ experienced campaigners to put together a promotion-winning run at the end of the season and said: “Everyone’s got to do their bit.”

The experienced full-back was part of the club’s 2015 Championship winning title campaign under Eddie Howe, along with team-mates Steve Cook and Junior Stanislas who still remain at Vitality Stadium.

Cherries know the play-offs could be their route for promotion back to the top flight this time round.

The Dorset club are currently seventh in the table, a point behind the top-six with a game in hand on Reading, who occupy the final play-off spot.

Jonathan Woodgate’s side head to Blackburn Rovers for their latest league outing at Ewood Park tomorrow (3pm) and Smith is keen for every member of the squad to step up for season’s crucial eight-game finale.

Asked whether his experience of a promotion run-in would be helpful, the 29-year-old told the Daily Echo: “I think everyone’s got to do their bit.

“Even if you’ve not played 300 games, you’ve still got to step up and speak in the changing room and get everyone going.

“It’s a group thing, it’s not just down to the experienced players. Everyone’s got to do their bit.”

Victories in the league over play-off rivals Swansea and Middlesbrough have boosted the Dorset outfit’s aspirations of finding a route back to England’s elite level.

But with Cherries not having won more than three league games in a row all season, former England under-21 international Smith is keen to set the record straight.

“It’s just inconsistency. I don’t know what it is,” he added.

“Other teams seem to do it. Barnsley have done it. Everyone is frustrated with it.

“Three games is the most we’ve won in a row. Maybe if we did go on these runs we would probably have been higher in the table, so it is frustrating.

“But it is what it is and we need to try and focus on doing a run like that now until the end of the season.”

He added: “We just have to win as many games as possible.

“A lot of teams around us are winning and the quality we’ve got in our team, I’m sure a lot of teams above us are a little bit worried that they know we can get a run together.

“But we just have to focus on ourselves and keep winning and see where it takes us.”