LLOYD Kelly insists Cherries are “in a good place” to attack their final seven regulation league games of the season, as they build momentum towards a play-off charge.

The 22-year-old returned to Jonathan Woodgate’s starting XI for Easter Monday’s 2-0 victory at Blackburn Rovers – the Dorset club’s third Championship win on the bounce.

Success kept Woodgate’s troops a point adrift of the play-off places with a game in hand on Reading directly above them.

The win also ensured Cherries made it three wins on the spin in the Championship for just the second time this season.

And Kelly believes his side could be hitting form at just the right time.

He told the Daily Echo: “It’s been a long time since we picked up three wins in a row. You could say it’s the right time to get that momentum going towards the end of the season.

“Obviously, where we will look to be in the play-offs, of course having that momentum will help us.

“That’s where all of our heads are at at the moment, just pushing for these wins.

“Win after win, I think that’s the hardest part of this league, is continuing that run of wins.

“We’re in a good place, we’ve picked up a little bit of momentum but we can’t get too complacent with where we’re at. We want to keep pushing.”

Goals from Philip Billing and Arnaut Danjuma earned Cherries an 18th league success of the campaign.

The visitors also managed to keep a clean sheet thanks to Asmir Begovic’s penalty save from Adam Armstrong late on.

Kelly said: “We knew what type of game it was going to be going into it. But it was good to go in a goal up in the first half and then we just had to keep the pressure on really, which we did in the end.

“We were happy that we were a goal in front, but at the same time we knew that they were going to come out second half with some more intensity, so we needed to make sure we matched it, which we did.

“Then we sucked up a lot of the pressure they put on us as well. So overall it was a good performance.

“Of course, you want to win the game, but at the same time the clean sheet kind of tops it.

“As (Begovic) pulled a wonderful save from the penalty and then I think it was either Cam (Carter-Vickers) or Steve (Cook) who cleared one off the line, so that’s what we’re here to do, which we did.”