BOURNEMOUTH boss Will Croker revealed “gutted” Adam Davies had been ruled out for two months with a hamstring injury.

The fly-half was forced off during Lions’ 30-27 home victory over Weston-super-Mare last time out.

Davies had played an influential role in helping Bournemouth earn 10 victories in 15 South West Premier games, elevating the Chapel Gate side to third in the table.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s trip to Camborne (2.30pm), Croker told the Daily Echo: “Adam has been so good for us this season but he has badly torn his hamstring.

“He is likely to be out for around eight weeks. We are hoping to get him a scan.

“For him to know he is going to be missing that much first-team rugby does sit heavily and he is absolutely gutted.

“He believes he is instrumental in us playing well and is beating himself up about the fact he is not going to be there to help marshal us around the pitch.

“I am sure Adam will do all the right things. He is a diligent guy and, hopefully, we will have him back soon.”

Davies’s injury means Bournemouth are set to shift Grant Hancox from full-back, with Alex Sutherland set to return to the squad.

Croker added: “Adam is a really talented boy and there probably aren’t many better fly-halves in our league.

“But we aren’t a one-man team. We trust and believe in the boys around us.

“We have just got to ride it. Every team has injuries and it’s the nature of a contact sport. We can’t moan about it, it’s just a fact of life.”

Bournemouth are set to travel part of the journey and then stay overnight ahead of their clash with Cornish outfit Camborne, who are 10th in the division.

And director of rugby Croker believes the schedule will provide his troops with the best possible preparation.

“We are looking at trying to get promoted this year and I have not tried to make any secret of that,” he added.

“If we go up, this is something we are going to have to get used to because there will be a lot of travelling.

“We are not used to travelling five hours on a bus to get somewhere, so it presents its own challenge.

“We are going the night before, which is unusual, but we decided if we want to continue this push then sitting on a bus for five hours and getting off to play rugby is not the best preparation.

“One of our sponsors – Hoburne Holiday Parks – have a site about an hour away, so we will head down there.”