SCOTT Parker admitted to being "really impressed" by Cherries under-18s as they continued their run in the FA Youth Cup.

Alan Connell's youngsters progressed past Queens Park Rangers 2-0 at Vitality Stadium, with goals from Daniel Adu-Adjei and Noa Boutin.

The win sets up a fifth-round clash with either Leicester City or Crewe Alexandra.

Asked what he made of the QPR contest, Parker said: "I was really impressed with the game to be fair.

"It's the first time I've watched the under-18s. I've obviously been around the under-23s, but it's the first time I was able to watch the younger boys and I was really impressed.

"Against a category two QPR side, good start for the boys and some real good bits.

"So overall really pleased for the guys there in the academy.

"Really impressed with what I've seen individually and as a team, some really nice bits. Well worthy of the result as well, so overall it was a good night."

He added: "I came here with my Tottenham under-18 team in the FA Youth Cup and I played against a Bournemouth side and I think Jaidon (Anthony) and Gav (Kilkenny) were playing in that.

"To see those boys do what they've done this year and the players we've brought in from our academy to play in the Championship and contribute to the levels they contribute says a lot really. It's very, very pleasing."