CHERRIES head coach Andoni Iraola felt a lack of freshness combined with a lack of a number nine explained his side’s wayward shooting in extra time of their 1-0 FA Cup defeat to Leicester City.

Dreams of Dean Court to Wembley will have to wait for another season as Cherries’ FA Cup campaign ended at the fifth round stage, Abdul Fatawa’s curler in the first half of extra time the difference.

Throughout the contest Cherries generated shots but were unable to steer many on target – just four of 27 threatened the Foxes’ goal.

That profligacy worsened in the additional 30 minutes beyond the final whistle, with Cherries unable to hit the target in extra time.

Asked about his side’s lack of shots on target in extra time, Iraola explained: “I think we weren't fresh enough in the extra time.

“I think we had Philip, was really tired, Milos (Kerkez), we had to take him out.

“Alex (Scott) was doing a huge effort.

“Also we were not playing with a proper number nine.

“We tried with Justin, with Antoine, but they were probably taking not so high positions.

“They were coming to receive.

“They were the ones fresh, so they wanted to make the difference by themselves carrying the ball.

“Probably we missed this player inside the box.”