DOMINIC Solanke credited boss Scott Parker for the tactical tweaks that helped Cherries to a 3-0 victory away at Coventry City.

Former Liverpool and Chelsea hitman Solanke was deployed behind Jamal Lowe at the Coventry Building Society Arena, with Solanke tasked with dropping slightly deeper.

Both Lowe and Solanke grabbed the goals as an efficient Cherries took a 2-0 lead into the break.

Parker continued to make switches during the game, with his team coming out after the restart with a more defensive outlook, sitting back to try and pick off Coventry on the counter.

Solanke was then restored to his normal position of leading the line, with the change paying off almost immediately after the restart.

It took just 10 second-half minutes for Solanke to latch on to a Ryan Christie through-ball and blast past Simon Moore in the Sky Blues’ goal.

When asked by the Daily Echo what he thought about the role change, Solanke said: “Every game is different, we need to play teams with a different tactic.

“That’s what the gaffer wanted to do today, me playing a little bit deeper, I think it worked, especially getting the first two goals, being clinical with that really helped us.

“I don’t really mind, me up there myself or someone is up there like Jamal was today, I don’t really mind. I’m adaptive to that.”

Head coach Parker explained his tactical thinking to the Daily Echo, stating: "We need to change things. I always change things for every game.

"Selection today was to try and get a little bit more on the top line with Jamal and Dom and pose their back three some problems with our movements.

“And Jamal scored and obviously Dom scored."

Commenting on the changes throughout the game, Parker told the Daily Echo: "And then in second half, we realised we needed to fix some little things tactically that were causing problems.

“So we changed the shape a little bit, brought Smithy (Adam Smith) inside into a back three and made Jaidon follow back Todd Kane, who was causing us some problems in the first half to nullify that threat and switched of play they were causing us.

"Jaidon was superb in that. Diligent as anything. It worked well."