CHERRIES boss Scott Parker described as a “dangerous animal” Nathan Jones’s Luton Town as his side get set for a trip to “intimidating” Kenilworth Road on Saturday.

Parker’s charges, who are a point clear at the top of the Championship having played a game more than Fulham, visit a Hatters outfit who are 16th in the league table.

Goals from Philip Billing and Dominic Solanke sent Cherries to a 2-1 victory when the sides met at Vitality Stadium in September.

But former England international Parker insists his side will not be taking lightly the threat posed by the Hatters.

He said: “I think they are a dangerous animal. They are a difficult team to play against. There is energy in their side.

“I think what brings them right into play is their stadium, their home stadium is a tight ground – it can be intimidating.

“We need to show our quality and stamp our authority on the game, play our way. We also need to stand up and match whatever may come at us – which I’m sure we will do.

“If we do that, I’m sure we will give ourselves a very good chance of getting a result against them. If not, it will be a difficult game.”

Cherries go into the contest off the back of three straight wins in all competitions, including last weekend’s 3-1 victory over non-league Yeovil.

Luton are unbeaten in their past three, winning twice in the process.

“They are a very good side. An aggressive team, very aggressive physically but also in the way they play,” Parker said.

“We need to be ready for the fight which we are going to face. We will also be aware of their threats and they have them all over the pitch.”