RYAN Christie revealed how illness ravaged the Cherries camp in the build-up to their Premier League defeat at Luton town.

Cherries’ five-game unbeaten run in the Premier League came to a halt away at relegation-threatened Luton Town, Marcus Tavernier’s opener cancelled out by Jordan Clark before Carlton Morris snatched all three points late on for the Hatters.

After defeating Everton last weekend and picking up another three points in midweek against Crystal Palace, Bournemouth were already worse for wear fitness wise.

However, an illness amongst the squad left Cherries down to the “barebones” in training according to Scottish international Christie.

It is not the first time the Scot has played through illness this term, also taking to the pitch not fully well against Burnley at the start of March.

Christie told the Daily Echo: “I think it was more there was nobody that wasn’t ill, to be honest.

“It was tough.

“That can happen some weeks and probably comes out of playing three games in one week.

“It takes a lot out of the boys.

“And we were down to the barebones for a couple of days training in the lead up.

“But to be fair, with managed to recover a few for today, and the boys that played and came in did well.

“So, frustrating that the run comes to an end.

“But we're not absolutely gutted.

“We’re frustrated because we wanted to come here and get three points and keep jumping up the table.

“But it's not going to flatten us. We go again next week.”

Cherries looked dangerous in the first half but were unable to take advantage of their opportunities.

Tavernier’s curled effort from the edge of the area was Bournemouth’s only shot on target of the game, highlighting a lack of clinical edge.

“It’s harder in the second half,” continued Christie.

“I think there was a lot of aspects to it.

“The wind and stuff was a bit frustrating.

“You come into the game knowing what you're going to kind of play against.

“But same with the other games against Luton it's still nearly impossible to stop it.

“We knew they were dangerous in the last 15 minutes of games, scoring goals.

“That’s the unfortunate thing that, we know how dangerous they are, and we didn't to stop it.

“Probably could score another couple on a different day.

“But across the board I don't think any of us played poorly, if anything.

“At the end of the day, they just managed to nick a goal at the end. I would probably say a draw was a fair result.”