BOSS Scott Parker insisted “players react in different ways” following Cherries’ recent coronavirus outbreak and had to be managed on their return to training.

Cherries were last week forced to postpone their scheduled Championship clash with Peterborough due to positive coronavirus cases and injuries hitting their squad.

And while confirming to the Daily Echo those who had tested positive were all back in training, Parker insisted some players had been able to work more than others.

Asked whether those previously with positive cases had returned, and whether the squad had any other COVID issues, the head coach replied: “No we’ve not - everyone is back regarding that.

“The players that had COVID obviously had been away for seven to 10 days isolating due to positive tests, are back.

“Of course, different times, different training times. Some have had more training than others.

“But this is obviously what happens after COVID, some players react in different ways.

“Some can just come back and slot in, some struggle a bit more and you have to vary their work or workloads because they have the effects of COVID and you can’t push as much.

“That’s just the predicament that every football club and team are in, that’s where we are currently.”

The Dorset club are set to visit Luton Town in the Championship on Saturday (12.30pm).