BOSS Scott Parker stressed Cherries were still in the market to add to their squad and had “full trust” in the club to deliver.

The Dorset outfit added full-back Leif Davis to their ranks from Leeds this week, the youngster joining on loan with the option of a permanent switch.

And Parker, who saw his side beaten 2-1 in a friendly against Chelsea on Tuesday, insisted Cherries were still active in the summer window.

He said: “We are in the market looking for players. We need to strengthen the squad in certain areas.

“Ultimately, that’s not down to me. People in place at this football club have done a fantastic job in terms of recruiting.

“My sole focus is trying to develop the team. Bring the team forward, coach the team every day and I have full trust in the people in places to bring the players in that we need.”

Parker has had four weeks of work with his troops at present, having succeeded Jonathan Woodgate in the hotseat at the start of this month.

Asked what he had made of working with his side, the Cherries boss replied: “I have been really impressed with them to a man really.

“To come into a new place with a new group of players, every single one of them have been very receptive of what I’ve asked of them.

“Of course, I have laid down markers and what I expect from my players and what I expect from them as a team and as individuals. To a man, they’ve done all they can to do that, really.

“At this moment in time I’ve pushed them and I’m still pushing – that will be the case for the majority this year.

“At this moment in time I am very pleased with how they have responded. It can be difficult at times but they have done very well.”