BOSS Scott Parker refused to put a timeframe on Junior Stanislas's latest recovery from injury, insisting: "We just need to be really careful with him."

Stanislas, who signed a fresh two-year deal at Cherries over the summer after his previous contract had elapsed, is currently nursing a hamstring problem.

The 31-year-old has been plagued by injuries throughout his time at Vitality Stadium, since arriving from Burnley in 2014.

When fit, Stanislas has proven a useful asset, scoring 37 goals in his 169 appearances for the club.

After tweaking his hamstring during the warm-up for the opening game of the Championship season, Stanislas was pushed back into action sooner than ideally planned last month, due to Cherries' stretched squad.

He played half an hour of the win at Birmingham City, before starting against Blackpool three days later.

However, having impressed in the early stages, providing an assist for Dominic Solanke, disaster struck as Stanislas was forced off inside the opening 20 minutes, again due to hamstring trouble.

Asked when he hopes to have Stanislas available again, Parker told the Daily Echo: "I just need to be careful with June really. Obviously he’s had a couple of little injuries with the hamstring now.

"We just need to be really careful with him at the moment. My main focus is on getting him as strong as he can so he can consistently knock out games for us. Massive quality, need him fit.

"Want him fit not for one or two games, want him fit for a longer period.

"Just need to tread carefully with that one really and make sure we get him in a position that he can last where we need him to.

"So I wouldn’t want to put a timeframe on that at the moment.

"We’ll just obviously tread a little bit careful because of the history of what the injuries have been over the last four or five weeks."