DOMINIC Solanke “has got everything in his game as a modern number nine,” explains Scott Parker, who highlights his work-rate as well as goals.

The ex-Chelsea and Liverpool striker has hit six goals in nine Championship appearances this season, whilst only missing eight minutes of action thus far.

He failed to hit the target in the first two games of the campaign too, meaning those six have all come in his last seven as Cherries have stormed to the summit of the table without defeat.

It’s the Basingstoke-born former England international’s most prolific spell in front of goal and has come in a team where he’s being asked to do more than ever, with the unrelenting high-press demanded by Parker.

Speaking ahead of the visit to Peterborough, Parker said: “Yeah I’m really delighted with Dom, I’ve said many times I think he’s an all-round nine.

“He’s someone who has got everything in his game as a modern day number nine really, a modern day number nine is not just about scoring goals and I know that sounds crazy, for a large part, of course it is.

“It’s a big part of the job putting the ball in the net, that’s why you have to pay them the most as it’s the hardest thing to do in the modern game.

“But there’s a large part of how you want to set up your team and how you want your team to be, and if you want your team to be on the front foot, good pressure in the early stages of the game.

“To do that you need a nine who is capable of doing that, wanting to do that, we’ve got that with Dom really so I’ve been very pleased with him.”

Solanke will likely already be eyeing up another chance at Premier League success, as Cherries continue to roll towards their target of promotion come May.

The 24-year-old has scored four times in England’s top division, but failed to make a big impact as Cherries slipped to relegation during the 2019-20 season.

Parker added: “I still see more to come with him, I see big areas we want him to improve and he sees that as well, it’s only a good sign that that is the case.”