CHE Adams has backed himself to break his Premier League duck against Bournemouth on Friday.

The Saints striker is yet to score in the top-flight after having an excellent pre-season, where he developed a knack for netting in the opening minutes.

And after hitting the post during the 1-0 win against Sheffield United, as well as forcing an excellent save from Dean Henderson, he’s adamant his confidence levels haven’t dropped.

Adams said: “The most important thing is I’m getting into good positions to score goals. Hopefully one will go in for me.

“As a striker, these things happen, and you’ve just got to keep at it. We got the three points on Saturday and that’s all that matters.

“Goals give you confidence and three points give you confidence. It’s all positive and I will go again in the next game.”

Ralph Hasenhuttl has gone on the record more than once this season to insists he believes in Adams’ ability to be a success in the Premier League.

The Austrian has made it clear that he’s not going to put any more pressure on the £15m summer signing and believes it won’t be long before his luck in front of goal turns his way.

Adams believes that the ringing endorsement from Hasenhuttl will only boost his confidence ahead of an important week for the club that will see them play Bournemouth and Pompey.

“Yeah, if the gaffer says that, then it’s all good, but the main thing is to get the three points,” continued the 23-year-old.

“We’re looking forward to that game. It’s at home and we want to get the three points against them and see where that takes us.”

Although Adams put a decent shift in at his former stomping ground on Saturday, it was Moussa Djenepo who stole the headlines.

Djenepo, who also joined in the summer, bagged his second goal of the campaign to give Saints a win over Sheffield United.

Having already produced two match-winning strikes, Adams is backing the £14m winger to be a success on the south coast.

Adams explained: “He does it in training all the time. We know what he can bring and that’s why the manager brought him into a more attacking role.

“From when he stepped in the door, you could see he has the ability and that’s why the club signed him.

“It’s important if you’re an attacking player, you need to be able to cause opposing teams problems and he’s shown that.

“I think he will be a massive player for us, he’s an attacking threat, and that’s what we need. He will help us in the league.”