SCOTT Parker’s Cherries side are now unbeaten in 12 at the top of the Championship table and after producing such a rampant performance following the most difficult of weeks, it doesn’t look like stopping.

Further versatility and quality has been added to what has already been the best squad in the division over the first quarter with the signing of free agent Robbie Brady.

Speaking after the 2-0 win at Bristol City’s Ashton Gate, skipper Lloyd Kelly said: “I don’t think there is a secret.” But there is something – perhaps it’s just hidden in plain sight.

It’s what Parker has been able to cultivate, despite now having a large squad with options in all areas meaning that youngsters who impressed and new signings alike are finding it difficult to pick up minutes.

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None represent that more so than Jamal Lowe, who had made five substitute appearances before his first start on Saturday, with the total minutes adding up to just 32’ across the board.

Bournemouth Echo: Cherries' Jamal Lowe has been patient since joiningCherries' Jamal Lowe has been patient since joining

Called upon by Parker to see out a game for less than 120 seconds of regulation time on three occasions, anyone could see a new signing finding himself a little frustrated – but that isn’t the energy this Cherries unit share.

“I’ve said before, whenever I’m called upon I just want to be ready,” goalscorer Lowe said after the win at the weekend, “working hard week-in week-out.”

He added: “I understand how well the team is performing and how well the boys are doing, you can’t be too frustrated when you’re not in the team because we’re unbeaten, Dom’s (Solanke) scoring, Phil’s (Billing) scoring, everyone’s scoring, you know what I mean.

“It’s not like you can knock on the gaffer’s door and start complaining. The left-back’s scoring as well, everyone’s scoring. It was a great goal, he has been on fire as well (Jordan Zemura).

Bournemouth Echo: Jordan Zemura celebrates with teammates after scoring at Ashton GateJordan Zemura celebrates with teammates after scoring at Ashton Gate

“It’s hard being in a winning team, hard staying in the winning team, so it’s just about being ready to take the opportunity when it comes and hopefully today I’ve done that.

“It’s one of them, if everyone stays on it, no one gets complacent.”

Understandably buoyed after his first start and first goal at a new club, Lowe still strikes as one who is confident but understanding of the role he may have to play if Cherries continue to show the depth in class within their squad.

“As long as we stay consistent and don’t get complacent it can go on for however long we do that for,” Lowe added on the unbeaten run.

Ben Pearson missed out at the weekend through suspension, while Jefferson Lerma only made the bench to start with after his international involvement with Colombia during the latter end of the break.

Bournemouth Echo: Jefferson Lerma was involved in World Cup qualifying with Colombia Jefferson Lerma was involved in World Cup qualifying with Colombia

After impressing immensely during the first four games of the Championship season, reintroductions of first-team squad members saw Gavin Kilkenny drop to the bench at Hull and not even be involved in a matchday squad since August.

Albeit a young player who likely knew that role was coming, when he stepped back into the breach on Saturday he was superb. The same for Jack Stacey, and other members of the squad throughout the campaign.

Parker is relentless in demanding the hardest of work from his players and yet has them so willing to fulfill any role, big or small, that he sees fit - setting aside any personal frustration for the bigger picture.

It results in the head coach having 100% trust in all members of his squad, and keeps the desire of every member at the absolute maximum.

Speaking at the weekend, Kelly said: “To be honest, I don’t think there is a secret.

“From the start when we came in for pre-season the gaffer was talking about consistency and I think we have been doing that. The games we have been getting results in and obviously the unbeaten run.

“We’ve been consistent with our performances no matter who we have come up against, it’s just knowing what we can do on the pitch and replicating each game and not taking it too far ahead, focusing on the next game at hand.”