David Brooks grabbed himself a brace as Bournemouth thrashed MK Dons 5-0 in Saturday’s Carabao Cup first round tie at Vitality Stadium.
Saturday’s performance and two goals showed the level Brooks can reach but it is now down to the player to maintain that level and perform on a consistent basis.
Last season the winger struggled with several injuries and with his form throughout the campaign. With five goals and six assists in 32 appearances, Parker will be looking to Brooks to improve on those numbers and become one of the club’s more “deadly” assets.
The Bournemouth boss added: “This is a player who can beat men one-v-one.
“Can we get the ball to him in those advanced areas where he can be deadly?”
With last season’s top scorer Arnaut Danjuma possibly set for a move away from the club, Brooks could be required to help fill the gap left by the Dutch international who scored 17 goals last season.
Saturday’s performance is clearly a step in the right direction and Parker will be hoping the Welshman takes on board the messages being given to him and keeps on improving.