CHERRIES’ Dominic Solanke has reassured supporters that there is no need to panic ahead of the Championship contest with Coventry on Saturday, adding: “We knew that the whole season wouldn’t go smoothly.”

Scott Parker’s outfit were unbeaten at the summit of England’s second division before only winning one of their last four and suffering their first two defeats of the campaign.

The spell has left them one point behind Fulham at the top, with the trip to Craven Cottage to come at the start of December.

Fulham were relegated from the Premier League under Parker, before he left to join Cherries, following an 18th-placed finish last season, and are targeting an immediate return to the top-flight.

Led by new boss Marco Silva and prolific Championship goalscorer Aleksander Mitrovic, many have made the London outfit their favourites for the title.

But Solanke reiterates that there is no cause for panic, telling the Daily Echo: “No of course not, as we’ve just said we’re not even at the halfway point yet and we’re in a really good position.

“We knew that the whole season wouldn’t go smoothly, we’re having a bit of a dip right now.

“But the most important thing is that we try to get back to winning ways as soon as possible.”