RETURNING Cherries midfielder Kyle Taylor hails “fresh culture” implemented by Scott Parker, after scoring twice during yesterday’s pre-season fixture in Spain.

Taylor, 22, spent last season on loan at Southend United – who were relegated out of the Football League – but made his mark in a new position for Parker’s men against Real Balompedica Linense.

The central-midfielder operated on the right and bagged a brace as Cherries ran out 4-2 winners against the Spanish third division outfit, the first of two fixtures during the warm-weather camp.

They’ll play again on Monday against La Liga side and 2020-21 Europa League quarter-finalists Granada, and Taylor says he’s relishing the chance to get minutes for his parent club.

Speaking to the club website after the game, he said: “Yeah I think it’s a bit of a different position for me today, I was out on the right so that allows me to join in the box.

“The first goal was following in from rebound but luckily I got good enough contact and the second was build-up on the left and I got some good space in the box.

“You’ve got to be ready to come on wherever you are and I am just happy to get minutes at the end of the day. It was very different being used to being in the middle, but I managed to find space behind me to start with.

“I think everyone knows what they’re coming into with pre-season but yeah all the lads did their stuff during the off season so we’ve had a good game.”

Parker was able to introduce no fewer than eight under-21s towards the close of the game, with a number of younger academy lads joining the first-team squad for the training camp.

Taylor himself is a graduate from the academy, having spent well over a decade with Cherries now.

Following a League Two season with Southend that harboured 31 league appearances, Taylor is now enjoying the Cherries minutes but insists he wants to break into the first-team.

He added: “It’s great that a lot of lads have come away, the new manager has come in and implemented some new stuff so it’s great for the young lads to be included.

“I think its new to all the lads but we’ve enjoyed all the stuff he’s implemented, the culture is different and it feels fresh – its good.

“I was saying to one the boys earlier having come away when I was younger and now I feel like one of the more experienced young lads, but yeah it’s just about doing as much as I can and hopefully helping the younger lads as well, whilst still pushing to get into the first team which I’m here to do.”