CREATIVE Ryan Christie revealed it only took “10 minutes” playing with Dominic Solanke to realise the talent that was in front of him.

The 26-year-old provided the cross for frontman Solanke to head in what proved to be the winner for Cherries in Saturday’s 2-1 Championship victory over Luton at Vitality Stadium.

That goal took the Cherries frontman to six in the league this season, only one off a quartet of players which include John Swift, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Viktor Gyokeres and Ben Diaz at the top of the division’s scoring charts.

But as well as the England international’s goals, former Celtic man Christie insisted it was Solanke’s all-round game which set him apart from others.

Quizzed about the striker by the Daily Echo, Christie said: “Listen, it only took me 10 minutes playing with Dom to realise how good a player he is.

“Before I joined, you are aware of good players like him but when you come in and play with them, play in the same team, you appreciate how good he is.

“He is so tidy and a great finisher on the ball but there’s a lot of things that go under the radar - how hard he works and how strong he is and what he does for us off the ball.

“Especially in games like Saturday, in the second half you can’t buy that and he certainly helped us get over the line.”

Solanke has registered 26 goals and 14 assists at Cherries, having played 101 times since signing from Liverpool in January 2019.

He originally had to bide his time under Eddie Howe in the Premier League, having faced competition from the likes of Callum Wilson and Joshua King.

But the 24-year-old has relished being Cherries’ main man up front since the side’s relegation to the Championship.

Asked whether he felt Solanke was the complete striker, Christie said: “Absolutely. When you play with him you get to see his overall game. He’s obviously a clinical finisher which everybody looks for, first things first in a striker.

“But everything else about his game – he’s such a rounded football player. Making 100 appearances for the club the other day, that’s not an easy feat to achieve.

“It’s a credit to him how hard he’s worked.”

Christie and Solanke are both expected to feature when Scott Parker’s side make the trip to Peterborough in the Championship on Wednesday (7.45pm).

Cherries are currently unbeaten in nine league fixtures, with six wins and three draws.