HEAD coach Jonathan Woodgate confirmed Steve Cook was left out of Cherries’ squad at Wycombe through injury but insisted: “He should be okay.”

Cherries’ skipper Cook had played 90 minutes in the club’s past 13 league fixtures – but missed the contest against the Chairboys with a neck and back problem.

“Steve Cook has got a neck and back injury but he should be okay,” confirmed the Cherries boss, when asked if any players left out of his side were carrying injuries.

The visitors suffered defeat at Adams Park as Uche Ikpeazu’s superb strike saw them beaten 1-0.

The Ugandan’s sixth goal of the season was enough to beat a Cherries side which lacked fluency after making six changes for the trip to Buckinghamshire.

Cherries had won seven league contests on the bounce before defeat to Brentford and now Wycombe.

But Woodgate believes his charges will still carry a head of steam into the Championship play-off semi-finals, which begin on May 17.

He said: “We’ve still got momentum. In nine games we have won seven games, that’s fantastic by any stretch of the imagination.

“To win seven games out of nine is still unbelievable.”

Cherries close out their regular league campaign at home to Stoke City next Saturday.