RED-HOT frontman Dominic Solanke insisted Cherries were “lucky” to have chief creator Ryan Christie in their ranks.

The Scotland international has immensely impressed since his move south of the border to Vitality Stadium in the summer.

Christie has played nine times for Cherries in the Championship this season, registering six assists in the process.

His pinpoint cross teed up Lloyd Kelly to volley home in Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Huddersfield Town.

Christie also played a part in Solanke’s second goal against the Terriers, crossing for Philip Billing to head into the path of the striker to fire home.

Speaking about the former Celtic star, Solanke told the Daily Echo: “I think he’s been amazing.

“You can see with the assists that he’s got this season how much he’s helped us.

“I think we knew that from the moment we signed him and we’re lucky to have him.

“It will be nice when he gets his first goal after all of the assists he’s got. As long as we keep winning and everyone keeps doing their part, I think it’s good.”

Solanke has now scored 11 goals in 15 games throughout all competitions this season.