NEW head coach Scott Parker is hopeful out-of-contract Adam Smith and Junior Stanislas are still options for Cherries next season.

The pair are now officially free agents, with their deals expiring at Vitality Stadium at the end of last month.

Both members of Cherries’ 2015 Championship winning squad, the pair have amassed around 450 appearances for the club combined.

And Parker confirmed the duo were still in dialogue with Cherries, who start their competitive fixture schedule with a home Carabao Cup clash with MK Dons on July 31.

Asked whether Smith and Stanislas could still be options for Cherries, Parker told the Daily Echo: “I am hoping they are options, of course, I am hoping they are options.

“We are speaking to those players to see if that’s viable, of course, while also understanding that if not, we have our eyes on elsewhere as well, not being left behind in that.

“I think it’s key that this football club moves forward and I think the change in management and staff help do that.

“Certainly on the football field as well that’s the case - but there’s no people here because they are familiar with it. We need good quality people.

“People around it, of course, if they come with the experience, nous and the knowhow of what this club’s about – of course it helps.

“But what’s fundamental, what’s the most important thing for me is they bring quality, they bring something which can make us successful.

“If that is the case then perfect for them guys. If it could work then that’d be good.”