ANDONI Iraola shared how impressed he was with Alex Scott’s attitude, describing the 20-year-old as a “hungry player” that "understands everything". 

Last time out against Wolves saw Scott make his debut for Cherries after a lengthy lay-off due to a knee issue sustained prior to his £25million move from Bristol City in the summer.

With fellow summer signing Tyler Adams sidelined and Lewis Cook suspended for the next three games, the midfield is looking light for Cherries.

However, Iraola believes the Guernsey-born starlet understands the high-pressure situation Cherries find themselves in, the Basque boss backing Scott to help his team.

Cherries return to action this weekend, when they welcome fellow strugglers Burnley.

He explained: “I think he finished tired, obviously, but with good sensations.

“I think he's a hungry player. He's young, but when you talk to him, he understands the game.

“He understands the pressure. He understands everything.

“And I think he's willing to help us.

“He's willing to help us.

“And he's not only focusing on, ‘Okay, I'm coming back from a long injury, debuted in the Premier League.’

“No. He is aware also about the situation and of the team and he wants to help.”

After the defeat to Wolves, Iraola commented that Scott had been restricted to a maximum of 60 minutes, but feels that the midfielder came through unscathed.

Aside from goalkeeper Neto, who picked up an injury in training, Iraola is expecting no further changes when it comes to the injury front.

Currently Tyler Adams, Ryan Fredericks, and Emi Marcondes are sidelined, but they are not joined by any new outfielders.

“No, nothing,” Iraola replied when asked about any new injuries.

“There are still a couple of players with normal issues. Knocks, but not nothing important that will take them out from the game tomorrow.”