BRIDPORT boss Adam Fricker anticipates a tricky test when the Bees travel to Odd Down in their latest Toolstation Western League Premier Division on Saturday (3pm).

Fricker’s men have won their last three matches against Brislington, Weymouth and Willand Rovers having overcome a period in which they saw three consecutive games postponed after inclement weather.

Going into the trip to Bath, Fricker told the Bridport News he is satisfied with the club’s current form.

He said: “Coming off the back of two wins against Brislington and Weymouth technically we have won our last three. We’re in good form and we’re happy with where we’re at.

“We need to start putting more points on the board but we start with a tough trip to Odd Down. The pitch is never great and they’re always an awkward team.

“It’s always a tough place to go but we’ve given them some good games last season and beat them in the cup. We’ll be going up there full of confidence and we'll see what we can come away with.”

And Fricker is keen for the Bees to be in top gear from the off against the Down.

He said: “I believe it should be a decent affair. They are another team in form. We know we need to be at our best but you do whether you’re playing the top of bottom teams.

“We’ll do what we normally do and we won’t be making any special plans for the game.”

Leigh Bailey and Braeden Symes are both unavailable for the Bees, but Tom Richardson returns to the squad.

However, teenage defender Dane James has returned to parent club Weymouth.

Fricker said: “There was a little bit of a drop off in form from Dane’s perspective. We felt for all concerned that it was probably best for him to go back to Weymouth.”