BRIDPORT boss Adam Fricker wants to make Bridgwater Town “worried” about his side’s attacking threat when the two teams vie for a Toolstation Western League Premier Division victory on Saturday (3pm).

Fricker’s men host the Robins at St Mary’s Field looking to build on a run of form that has seen them amass seven wins in their last 10 games in all competitions.

Bridport drew 1-1 at Bridgwater in August and the Bees’ manager expects another hard-fought clash with their opponents lying one place behind them in ninth, level on points, having played three games more.

He told the Bridport News: “It’s going to be a tough game. We drew with them up at their place. It could have gone either way, but we won’t do anything different.

“They’re a Southern League side that came down last season and they’ve managed to keep a hold of a couple of those players.

“They’ve got Mark Armstrong, who’s a very good player, very powerful. But it’s not about us being worried about them, it’s making them worried about us.

“We’ve got plenty of attacking options so I’m sure they will be concerned about what we’ll offer.”

But Fricker is fearful the fixture will not be fulfilled following another week of heavy rain on a pitch that has been deemed unfit for play in the Bees’ past two league games.

“It’s frustrating, me and Paddy (Behan, assistant-manager) were chatting, saying we’ve not got the consistency of games.

“We’ll approach it how it is and then make arrangements if it’s not on. It could be another game that we’ve got to fit in somewhere.

“The club have had the drains done in the last week, which has drained a lot of the water off – they’re all over it.

“But when it just sits there they physically can’t remove it. I think it’s something they’re looking to resolve for the future,” he said.

Elaborating more on the Bees’ opponents, Fricker expects an “even” contest between two “similar” sides.

He said: “I imagine it’s going to be quite even, they’ve got goals up top, similar to us, so it could be won or lost in the midfield.

“(In August) it was quite an even affair in the first-half, but second-half we should have won the game.”

Bridport have been dealt a double defensive blow before the clash, with Kameron Andrews doubtful and Louis Rutter ruled out, but Tom Richardson could play after coming off through injury against Wellington on Saturday.

Fricker said: “We’re hopeful Tom will be OK, he came off injured with his knee. It’s a long-standing issue that he’s had.

“Kameron is probably not going to be OK. We’re waiting for the verdict from the physio. Louis is missing for the next couple of games through unavailability.”