CHERRIES new boy Ryan Christie admitted he was left frustrated not to mark his debut with a goal, insisting: "I've got to score!"

Christie signed for Cherries on deadline day, ending his six-year stay at Scottish giants Celtic.

The 26-year-old only met his new teammates on Thursday, having previously been away on international duty with Scotland.

Starting Saturday's game against Barnsley on the bench, Christie was introduced in place of David Brooks for the final 20 minutes against the Tykes.

Two goals from Jordan Zemura and a Dominic Solanke strike secured a 3-0 win, but Christie could have got on the scoresheet himself, his left-footed effort denied by a smart low save from goalkeeper Brad Collins.

"Ah, I’ve got to score! I was kicking myself," Christie told the Daily Echo.

"I got so excited at the time – I was halfway to the corner flag without even recognising it had not gone in!

"But hopefully if we keep playing like that, players like me in attacking positions will get plenty of chances and then it’s up to me to take them."

Discussing the victory overall, Christie added: "It’s finished 3-0, it could’ve been a lot more I think as well.

"We’re not conceding any shots on target either. At both sides of the pitch you’re getting a big tick.

"It was very impressive watching from the side and all I want to do now is be a part of that."

He added: "When I was looking at the fixtures coming up when I signed I thought it was nice to have a home game to start, to get a feel for it.

"The boys were superb from the first minute. We dominated the game throughout and it was nice to see the way the boys play.

"Obviously I was hearing about it from the manager over the phone before signing and stuff, but when you see it in action, you get a feel that you’re going to be a good fit. It’s always a nice feeling."