BRIDPORT boss Adam Fricker is aiming for three points against Brislington in their Toolstation Western League Premier Division clash at St Mary’s Field on Saturday (3pm) to avoid leaving a “mountain to climb”.

Owing to their FA Cup and FA Vase exploits, the Bees have slipped to 13th in the league having played just three games – a factor Fricker is keen to address.

Commenting on Bridport’s league position and opponents Brislington, Fricker told the Bridport News: “I’ve had a little look at their squad and they look similar to what they were last season.

“There will be a level of knowing how they set up. We find with Bristol teams they’re always physically strong – we’ll be wary of them.

“I’d like to think teams coming down to us are more cautious of us. We’ve got another three league games before the next FA Vase game.

“We’ll be looking to pick up as many points as we can before we get back into Vase action so we haven’t got a mountain to climb.”

Bridport did the double over the Foxes last season, winning 3-1 at home and 4-2 away, but Fricker insists the Bees must “be on it” to claim points from the contest.

He said: “We’ve had a great start to the season, we’re really pleased with how it’s going. We’ll go into the game with a great deal of confidence but we’re not underestimating them.

“They’re very physically strong, we know they will be decent and we need to be on it.”

Centre-back Chris McGrath (hamstring) will be rested, while Matt Condliffe (eye) and Louis Rutter (knee) remain out.

Fricker said: “We’ve made the decision to rest Chris and not risk it. He’s massively important to us. With some big league games and the FA Vase game coming up we don’t want to lose him.

“It’s probably going to keep him out for the next couple of games.

“Louis was with us on Saturday, did the warm-up and felt a lot better. Hopefully in early October we may see him back out there for us.