DEFENDER Lloyd Kelly insisted youngster Zeno Ibsen Rossi had the mentality to “bounce back” from giving away a penalty against Blackpool on Saturday.

The 20-year-old, making just his fourth senior appearance for Cherries, had just escaped without caution for a sliding challenge on Tangerines striker Tyreece John-Jules, before soon conceding the spot-kick.

Winger Keshi Anderson broke in beyond Ibsen Rossi, who tripped him from behind, allowing Jerry Yates in to score and earn the Tangerines a 2-2 draw.

Ibsen Rossi remained on for the final half an hour and looked assured as the hosts took a point.

Asked about how he would pick up his centre-half partner following the error, Kelly told the Daily Echo: “He’s got a strong mentality.

“I have no doubt in him that he will bounce back from it. I haven’t seen the penalty back but I have full confidence that he will go into the next game with the same mentality that he did for this one.

“Although he is young, and so am I, at the same time he’s got that mentality to just look at what happened, learn from it and move on, that’s all you can do.

“I think that’s what everyone will do. We will look at the game back, see what went wrong and see what we can improve on. It’s just learning from it and taking it into the next game.”

Kelly and Ibsen Rossi have formed a partnership at centre-back for Cherries for the past three Championship contests.

“I’m buzzing with him,” said Kelly. “The partnership we have built of the past two months or so has been fantastic really.

“Although he’s young, he’s kind of stepped into the role and played with his heart on his sleeve. He takes that confidence into each game and I haven’t got a bad thing to say about him.”