HULL City manager Grant McCann thinks his Tigers side will have to be better than they were against Blackburn to get any result versus Cherries – although they dispatched Rovers 2-0.

McCann’s side are having to be careful to ensure they do not slip into a relegation fight, currently seven points clear of the drop zone.

However, they beat third-placed Blackburn – who are level on points with Cherries – midweek, and will take confidence from a 0-0 draw between Cherries and Hull back in August.

Despite defeating promotion-chasing Blackburn on Wednesday, McCann thinks his team will have to improve still for a chance of a result against Scott Parker’s charges.

“We had to get a lot of things right to beat Blackburn,” McCann told the club website.

“We had to ride our luck a little bit, particularly at the start of the second half, and we had to defend strongly. After that, we got a bit more control into the game and we looked a threat again.”

He continued: “We’re going to have to be better than what we showed on Wednesday night to go and win at Bournemouth, that’s for sure.

“They’re a very strong team in the division - Premier League players all through their team, internationals all through their team, very strong at home.

“We’re looking forward to the challenge.

“These are the games you look forward to, that give everyone that motivation to do what we did last season, to play against top players at Bournemouth, in front of a packed house. It’s going to be a good game.”