CHERRIES boss Scott Parker revealed defender Lloyd Kelly missed Sunday’s 3-2 defeat to Derby County due to a quad injury.

The talented centre-back had played every minute of the Championship season before the clash at Pride Park, in which the Dorset club squandered a 2-1 advantage during the second half.

Kelly’s omission, as well as an injury to youngster Zeno Ibsen-Rossi, meant club captain Steve Cook was named among the substitutes for the first time in the league this campaign.

Asked for an update on Kelly, Parker told the Daily Echo: “Injured. Lloyd Kelly has picked up a bit of a quad injury a couple of days ago, so he's struggling.

“At the moment, we will see when I get back home, to see exactly the full extent or how long that will be.”

Defeat at Derby left Cherries one point adrift of Championship league leaders Fulham, although they are still eight clear of West Brom in third.

Parker’s side are set to visit Millwall on Wednesday.