BRIDPORT are hampered by injury and unavailability problems for the long trip to Helston Athletic on Saturday (3pm).

Bees’ goalkeeper Greg Taylor (concussion), Dan Baggs (hip) and Jake Hawker (shoulder) are among the absentees.

Helston have been solidly placed in the upper reaches of the Toolstation Western League Premier Division table this season.

Their form at Kellaway Park also adds to the difficulty of Bridport’s task, with Helston having lost just twice at home in the league across 10 games.

Bridport are searching for their first victory on the road this season but a poor record of 26 losses in 27 matches suggests Shaun Annetts’ men need a major change in fortune.

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And the Bees may have to dip into their second and third teams for the clash in Cornwall, such is the selection headache facing the caretaker boss.

He told the Bridport News: “We’ve got a number of injuries, which is compounding the obvious problems we’ve got at the football club.

“It will be a patched-up side so the reserves will have to step up and help.

“We’re all going to have to dig deep and get through Saturday’s game. We’ll send the best team we possibly can with the reserves and third team possibly.”

Jordon Scadding is the leading contender to replace Taylor in goal, having shone in the reserves’ 1-0 Jewson Dorset Premier League loss to Merley in midweek.

Annetts said: “Jordon will be given the opportunity to play, he’s been playing extremely well for the reserves.

“He played in a narrow defeat against Merley. I watched him and I was very impressed, as I was with the whole of the reserve team – they did very well.

“He will be given the opportunity to play. We’re leaving early in the morning, getting back late, and not everybody can make themselves available.

“We’ve probably got, in total, six or seven players that won’t be available from last Saturday’s game.”