BRIDPORT boss Adam Fricker insists his team will be going “all out” to secure maximum points when the Bees travel to Clevedon Town in Toolstation Western League Premier Division action on Saturday (3pm).

Fricker’s men have suffered three consecutive postponements at home due to a waterlogged St Mary’s Field pitch, but their most recent game was a 2-0 win at Wellington nearly two weeks ago.

Subsequently, Fricker admits his players are “itching” to return to playing after seeing so many fixtures postponed.

He told the Bridport News: “(Clevedon) have had a half-decent season. They struggled last year but picked up towards the end – it’s a similar story to us, the results started to come in.

“They carried it on to this season like we have. It’s an opportunity to move above them and to play – the lads are itching.

“It would be nice to get these games in hand with points on the board. It’s certainly one that we’ll be looking to go all out and take maximum points from if we can.”

Commenting on the Seasiders, Fricker felt the Somerset side were an unknown quantity.

He said: “It’s difficult really. The thinking is that they’ve changed quite a lot from last season. Last year they had a big physical lad up top that scored goals and were quite solid throughout.

“It’s like any team in our league – we have to worry about what we do. We know if we’re on our game we’re a match for anyone in our league.”

Fricker also conceded the Bees had no transfer targets in mind at present, but had let long-serving defender Ryan Hayter leave the club.

He said: “Ryan has signed for Odd Down. It’s a difficult one. Ryan’s been a fantastic stalwart for Bridport over many years.

“I think he found his first team opportunities very limited and struggled to be in the squad in recent times.

“He’s decided that he wants to get Western League football elsewhere. It’s a move that shows we don’t want to stand still, we’re looking to progress and that comes at a cost to players.”

But Bridport have been boosted in defence by the return of Matt Condliffe, which has helped offset the loss of Kameron Andrews with injury, plus Leigh Bailey and Louis Rutter through unavailability.

“Kameron is still struggling with a long-standing ankle injury. Louis and Leigh will both be missing.

“We’ll have Lee Sweet back from suspension and Leighton Thomas should be back as well. Matty coming back in strengthens that defence. He was a big player for us last season.”