Jason Tindall reserved special praised for matchwinner Arnaut Danjuma after an opening day win over Rovers.

Tindall started his managerial career, stepping up from his previous role as No.2 to replace Eddie Howe in the Cherries hotseat, with victory over Rovers courtesy of Danjuma’s late strike.

That finally saw off Rovers who had twice equalised as Bradley Johnson and Adam Armstrong cancelled out efforts from Jack Stacey and Jefferson Lerma.

Mowbray felt Rovers should have been more aware of Dutchman Danjuma’s prowess in cutting on in on his right foot, having done something similar in a pre-season friendly with Benfica, as he curled beyond Thomas Kaminski six minutes from time.

It was a strike that left Tindall delighted with last summer’s £14m signing as it got the Cherries off to a winning start in the Championship after relegation from the Premier League.

“Danjuma’s a great talent. He’s got so much quality and I think that was evident again. It has been throughout pre-season,” Tindall told the Daily Echo.

“When you have a player of that quality, it’s important you leave him on the pitch for a long as you can because you know at any moment – give him the ball in the right areas, he’s capable of doing what he did for the winning goal.

“Arnie is a great lad, great character. I absolutely love him to bits and from the Benfica game, to West Ham, to (Blackburn) he’s produced magic in every game he’s played so far. Long may that continue for us.

“You can see he’s playing with confidence. You can see the quality that he’s got and you can see that when he got himself into that position at that moment he knew what he was doing, he knew what he was going to execute. He executed it perfectly.”

While picking out Danjuma’s effort for praise, Tindall was equally impressed with his side’s other two goals, the first a 25-yarder from full back Stacey and the second a composed finish from Colombian international Lerma.

Conceding twice was a disappointment, rather than the concern for Tindall whose side made it a clean sweep of opening day victories for the three sides relegated from the Premier League last season.

Tindall added: “Ultimately football’s about winning games, so I’m absolutely delighted we did that and got off to a good start, got our first three points of the season, which was probably the most important thing.

“Disappointed to concede two goals but there were a lot of positives to take from the game and we will get better moving forward, for sure.

“At the start of every season you want to win your first game. That becomes the most important thing and it was important we did that.”