Harry Arter has paid tribute to Lee Bradbury's seamless transition from the playing to management ranks at Bournemouth.
Arter, who has played a prominent part in the Cherries' fading League One promotion push this term, stressed Bradbury had a significant task on his hands when he assumed control at Dean Court following the departure of former boss Eddie Howe to Burnley.
But the 22-year-old has been impressed by the way the former Portsmouth and Manchester City striker has adapted to life in the manager's office.
"He's done really well. It must have been a tough transition going from being a player to a manager," he said.
"I've no idea how tough it would be from one minute being one of the lads to being a manager, especially at the club you've been playing at most recently, but the lads here fully respect him.
"I'm sure he's made little mistakes along the way but he helps me a lot and points everyone in the right direction. He has given me my chance this season which I fully appreciate and he has a good idea in training. If we work hard we get our rewards from him, and that's how it should be."