CHERRIES ace Ryan Christie expressed his enjoyment of fixtures at Craven Cottage, insisting: “It’s a really cool stadium to play in.”

The Scot is set to feature at the west London venue tomorrow, when Cherries face Fulham in the Premier League (3pm).

Christie spent all of his playing career in Scotland, prior to joining Cherries in August 2021.

Since moving to England, the 28-year-old has faced no other club more than Fulham, coming up against them five times in the second and top tiers.

Two of those meetings have come at Craven Cottage. Christie played the full 90 minutes of the 1-1 draw in December 2021, where Dominic Solanke scored from a well-worked kick-off routine.

The Inverness-born ace then played the majority of last season’s 2-2 draw at the venue.

Looking ahead to the fixture, Christie told the Daily Echo: “I’ve come to notice any game in the Premier League is just an absolute fight!

“We’ll have to be at 100 per cent again.

“It’s a nice place to play. I’ve always enjoyed going there.

“I think it’s a really cool stadium to play in, so I’m looking forward to it.

“Obviously it’s a team that is round and about us in the table, so we’re desperate to go there, pick up a positive result and hopefully start stretching away from others in the table.”

Bournemouth Echo: Ryan Christie has featured twice for Cherries at Craven Cottage

Asked what he likes in particular about Craven Cottage, Christie added: “It’s classic, isn’t it?

“Growing up you always looked at Fulham playing in that stadium, it was always cool.

“Being in London and we played them in the Championship coming up, it’s nice.

“There seems to be a bit of back and forth between the two clubs, so it’s cool.”

Both sides come into this fixture on the back of two successive Premier League draws.

For Cherries, they have come against West Ham United and Nottingham Forest, despite leading early on in both fixtures.

Asked if there was any sense of last week feeling like a missed opportunity, to only come away with two points, Christie said: “The West Ham game, we limited them to very few chances.

“They got a soft penalty. And then you can go and win that, but with 10 minutes to go, even though we felt dominant, you think if you push too much and they go and score, it turns everything on its head.

“I’d certainly rather be here getting two points from two than zero from two.

“It’s something to build on. We’re in a good place just now.

“It’s nice to start putting a little unbeaten run together, hopefully we can continue that on Saturday.

“The big thing was we had a two-day changeover coming into (Forest) from an away game. They had four days and made three signings.

“We’ve got boys like Dango (Ouattara), who just came back (from AFCON), having to come on and a few injuries and stuff. You take that all into account, it’s a good point.”

Christie is expected to recover from the dead leg which forced him off against Forest in time to feature at Fulham.

Discussing the six-day break between games, the midfielder said: “We’re kind of looking forward to it a little bit.

“Even when it was Thursday, Thursday games it was a bit of a strange one. It puts you all to pot a bit.

“Fingers crossed that helps us. We’ve got a full week now of training.

“Hopefully we can recover a few boys who have got some knocks and we go to Fulham hoping to continue this unbeaten run.”