TOP goalscorer Dominic Solanke heaped praise on strike partner Kieffer Moore for his “big goals” in the closing weeks of the season.

Welsh international Moore was substituted on to salvage a point away in Wales last Tuesday with two goals in the 3-3 draw with Swansea, before again coming up trumps off the bench with his promotion-sealing strike against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night.

The arrival of Moore prompted a few fans to wonder if the pair could function on the pitch at the same time, but thanks to Solanke’s ability to drop deeper, there has been little issue in terms of scoring goals.

Whilst the pair have only shared a pitch for a total of 62 minutes, Solanke was already looking forward to a fruitful partnership with the towering forward.

When asked by the Daily Echo if he thought the pair could continue to be effective, Solanke replied: “Yeah, for sure.

“We knew that when Kieffer came in in January he would definitely help us.

“Of course, it didn’t go to plan with him getting injured so early.

“But he’s scored some big goals for us in the last few games, so we’re really thankful for that and he’s a fantastic addition to the team and we look forward to next year.

“Big shout out to Kieffer, he’s done so well to get back before the end of the season and score some very big goals for us.”

Moore, a deadline day acquisition in January, provided some vital goals despite being sidelined for most of his time in Dorset, whilst Solanke has consistently chipped in with strikes throughout the season, with his league tally up to 29 for the season.

Despite the unprecedented season of Aleksandar Mitrovic, who has 43 league goals, Solanke is not far off the previous Championship record, 32 goals, which was set by Ivan Toney last campaign as Brentford earnt promotion.

Rather than focus on goalscoring records, Solanke revealed he was delighted to have achieved the ultimate goal of promotion.

“I think I’ve just been trying to get as many goals as I can, help the team as much as I can,” added Solanke.

“My goals have definitely helped this season, but the main goal was promotion and we’ve achieved that.

“For sure next game I’ll try to get a couple more goals and try and finish on as many as I can.

“I’m really happy. Obviously, it’s been a really good season for me personally, as well as a team.

“It’s been a long season, and to end it like this is fantastic.”

Solanke could still be involved as Cherries take on Millwall in the final game of the season.

Whilst Cherries have secured promotion, the visitors are still looking to gatecrash the play-offs with victory at the Vitality Stadium.