GOALKEEPER Mark Travers revealed how Cherries’ extensive spot-kick homework paved the way for progression in the Carabao Cup.

The 20-year-old was briefed by goalkeeping coach Neil Moss ahead of the penalty shoot-out against Forest Green.

He guessed the right way on all three occasions to deny Joseph Mills, Kevin Dawson and James Morton.

Cherries went on to triumph 3-0 in the shoot-out following a goalless 90 minutes at Vitality Stadium.

The Irish stopper told the Daily Echo: “We do a lot of research on where they go with their past penalties. We had a look at the sheet before and he (Moss) gave me directions on some of them – including the first two.

“The last one was just one of those gut instincts you have to follow. Thankfully I was there to make the three saves.”

He added: “You do your homework and try to get everything right.

“I have a great analyst in Matt Parker and Mossy directed me through it as well.

“Analysts coming into the game is a massive part of it – you should use whatever you can to get a positive result.

“It was a quiet game and I had to stay focused. I always knew there was going to be something I had to do.”