BRIDPORT manager Adam Fricker says his side are not panicking and reiterated the belief that he has in his squad, as they prepare to travel to Bridgwater Town on Sunday (11am).

Bridport are without a win in the league since their opening day 2-0 win over Chipping Sodbury Town, and as a result Bridport sit 17th in the table with four points.

When asked if they are hopeful of turning their form around, Fricker said: “Of course, we are obviously hopeful. That is our expectation.

“We have been narrowly beaten in the games in the league so far this season. It has obviously not been an ideal start in the league that we have had so we are obviously looking to put it right but certainly not panicking and we have plenty of belief in the lads that we have got.”

Bridport’s run of cup games means that they have numerous games in hand on the teams above them with some having played as many as four matches more.

Last time out they suffered a 2-1 defeat at home to Cadbury Heath, their second consecutive league loss.

The unusual kick-off time comes as part of the Toolstation Western League’s groundhop weekend to allow people to see numerous games across the same weekend and as a result there are numerous different kick-off times in the division.

Fricker said: “We are looking forward to it, it is always a nice place to go.

“It is not ideal being an 11 o’clock Sunday kick-off, if I am perfectly honest, but it is what it is.”

Chris McGrath, Kameron Andrews and Mark Salter are doubts for the encounter.