HARRY Redknapp has “no doubt” Cherries will steer clear of trouble – and the club’s former boss says he admires Eddie Howe’s refusal to sacrifice his footballing principles as the survival battle hots up.

Howe’s commitment to his adventurous philosophy has come under the microscope during a spell which has seen Cherries concede 31 goals in 12 Premier League matches.

But Redknapp is convinced his old team boast enough quality to secure the four wins he believes would prevent them from being sucked into a relegation dogfight.

Asked if he believed Howe was right to stick to his attacking guns, Redknapp said: “Absolutely, that’s what has made Bournemouth what they are.

“They attack teams, they play fantastic, open attractive football. They score goals.

“They’ve not come into the league and tried to bore everybody to death by hanging on for results.

“They’ve taken it to other teams and they’ve beaten good teams – big teams.

“That’s how they play. They’re not set up to change, that’s the way they are and long may it continue.

“Some of the football they’ve played again this season has been incredible. I love watching them play.”

Cherries’ run of one win from their past eight Premier League games has seen them slide from eighth to 14th in the table – and just six points above the drop zone.

Ex-Saints boss Redknapp added: “Eddie runs a tight ship. They will stick together, that’s what’s made them what they are.

“They probably need four wins – and perhaps a couple of draws – and they’ll be safe.

“There is enough quality in the team to pick up those results, no doubt.”