BOSS Jonathan Woodgate hailed the “outstanding” composure on the ball of midfielder Philip Billing – as his phenomenal form in the number 10 role continued to flourish.

The talented Dane delivered another top-class display, this time at old stomping ground Huddersfield, to help Cherries record a 2-1 Championship success.

Billing headed in after 15 minutes at John Smith’s Stadium to set the ball rolling for the visitors before Dominic Solanke added a second.

The Terriers hit back through Jonathan Hogg in the 76th minute but Cherries held on to make it five league wins in a row.

Asked about the performance of Billing, Woodgate told the Daily Echo: “He’s a very good number 10.

“He’s adding goals to his game, his composure on the ball was outstanding when we needed it at times.

“He is doing really well, Phil. I am happy for him.

“He’s putting the effort in, he works his socks off in games and if you do that and you keep on running forward, you are going to get goals and that’s what he’s done.

“He’s getting in the box, the ball is landing to him and he’s finishing.”

Billing has scored four goals in his past five league outings for Cherries to help the Dorset club move firmly back into the play-off places.

“He can do it all really, Phil,” said Woodgate.

“He’s getting that consistency now, he’s playing with a smile on his face.

“He’s getting high up the pitch, making assists and scoring goals. When Phil is doing that, he’s happy.”