SCOTT Parker is keen for Cherries to "impose ourselves", rather than concern themselves too much with Cardiff City's strengths.

Parker's takes his unbeaten side to face Mick McCarthy's Bluebirds on Saturday (3pm).

Cardiff currently sit ninth in the Championship table, four points behind Cherries following their narrow defeat to Coventry City in midweek.

Under McCarthy, Cardiff came to Vitality Stadium in February and used their physical advantage well to triumph 2-1, with goals from Sean Morrison and Kieffer Moore.

After the game, then-boss Jonathan Woodgate described Cardiff as being like facing "the land of the giants".

Discussing the upcoming challenge this weekend in south Wales, Parker said: "They are a very, very big side and play to that, use that as a massive factor in terms of what they try and do.

"As always we’ll come up with the best way to deal with that and how we deal with that in terms of set plays, lines, whatever that may be.

"We’ll address that in the next 24 hours to try and nullify their threat as most we can. I think the main thing, like anything when we play against an opposition team, our main thought is us really – how we impose ourselves, how we dominate a game, is always going to be the riding factor for us really.

"So while of course we’ll respect and take that into play, because we have to, because it’s a big factor in terms of what they do and the problems it can pose us, I’d also like to think that we can really impose ourselves and cause Cardiff a real problem as well. That will be the main focus."

Asked about facing a side managed by McCarthy, who has taken charge of more than 1,000 matches throughout his career, Parker said: "It will be a tough game. Tough place to go. Mick’s done a good job, picked up good points.

"They’ve got some good players, an organised team, know what they’re doing, know what they’re about.

"So it’s a big challenge for us away at their place as well. But a challenge we’re relishing, a challenge I’m looking forward to try and get a result from."