BRIDPORT manager Edgar Marcu called for the Bees to give “110 per cent focus” to their first pre-season game of the summer against Middlezoy Rovers tomorrow (7.30pm).

Marcu is preparing his new Bridport side for a season in the South West Peninsula League Premier East after their relegation from the Toolstation Western League Premier Division in 2021/22.

And the Romanian is keen to see a professional display from his players as they attempt to erase the bad memories from last season.

He told the Bridport News: “We have to treat every team we play really seriously. It doesn’t matter if they play one, two, three leagues below us or above us.

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“This is the first step and we have to look very closely at every step. There is no guarantee we can win a game if we’re not focused.

“We have to be 110 per cent focused on each game. It’s exciting but there are also worries regarding every game, it will be tough.

“Everyone knew last campaign Bridport did a poor campaign.”

He added: “We’ve worked on the defending side, we’ve worked on the attacking side and possession.

“The boys have worked really hard and we are very positive but at the same time cautious.

“I’m looking to see a positive team and these players working together for the same objective – we’ve already built a bit of that.

“I’m looking to see a team in the proper word and I have no doubts I will.”

Harley Brook and Callum Smalley (knee) are the only injury doubts.

It is understood Bridport also have two players currently on trial.

Middlezoy, who ply their trade in the Somerset Premier League, are the first of six friendlies for Marcu’s men.

Matches against Bishops Lydeard, Balti Sports, Wincanton, Radstock and Portland United follow the Middlezoy clash.