Eddie Howe has backed his side's passing style to deliver the goods and feels it might just take a spark to get their season under way.

Howe hoping for Cherries spark

Howe hoping for Cherries spark

The Cherries have made a dreadful start to their Premier League campaign, with four straight losses seeing them 19th in the top-flight standings.

There was no disgrace in losing to Manchester City and Arsenal but the fact that they have also gone down to West Brom and Watford will be of concern to the boss.

The Vitality Stadium outfit have scored just one league goal to date and face a south coast derby with Brighton on Friday evening.

Howe is frustrated by what he has seen so far but insists he will continue to champion possession-based football and hopes they can rediscover their form and kick-start the season.

"I think that's where re-finding that good feeling every team has when they are in a good passage of form is sometimes difficult and elusive," he said. "It sometimes just takes one moment to re-find all that, so that’s what we are looking for.

"It’s (passing game) something we’ve always done without a second thought. We’ve never shied away from it, even during disappointing spells and that’s what we will do again."