BOSS Jonathan Woodgate heaped praise on Cherries’ “well-drilled” analysis department and spoke of the benefit it had given him during his time at the club.

Thanks to the help of the club’s performance analysts, Woodgate has been able to gain vital information throughout a hectic Championship schedule, as well as briefing his players on various clips both in and out possession.

Since taking over at the Dorset club, Woodgate has recorded 12 victories in 21 games in charge en route to piloting his side into the Championship play-offs.

And having been aided by the biggest analysis department he has worked with, the former England centre-back insisted it had been a huge help.

Asked for an insight on how the analysis department worked at Cherries, Woodgate told the Daily Echo: “They have been really well-drilled. Garvan Stewart runs the shop up there, who has been really good for me.

“This club is just coming out of the Premier League but at Middlesbrough, I had two who were really good.

“When I got here there was one out of possession and one in possession, one for set-plays, one for goalkeepers, one who does the training sessions.

“Then there is the main one, Garv, who oversees it all. It is a fantastically well-run group – they work extremely hard.

“That benefits us. We do debriefs the day after a game, with the ball and without the ball, which is also exceptional and I’ve never had before.

“The lads who I worked with at Middlesbrough were very good but here, there’s more staff, so we can do more things.

“I’ve enjoyed working with them all – they have been good lads and if you treat people with respect you’ll get that back.”