BRIDPORT manager Adam Fricker feels the Bees will be “up against it” when entertaining promotion-chasing Plymouth Parkway in their Toolstation Western League Premier Division battle at St Mary’s Field on Saturday (3pm).

Fricker’s men are placed in 16th ahead of the clash, while Parkway are in sixth, just eight points ahead of the Dorset side having played a game more.

In a congested mid-table, Bridport could rise several places with a win and Fricker is looking to take the game to the former South West Peninsula League outfit.

He told the Bridport News: “We watched them down at Street when they played in the FA Cup and they were what we expected – a really organised, strong, physical team.

“They’ve been doing really well in the Peninsula League and they’re one of the favourites to get promoted. They’ve made it clear that’s their aim in their first season.

“We’ll be up against it but likewise we’re confident in the players we’ve got. We’ll certainly be having a good go at them, we won’t be trying to shut up shop and nick anything.

“We’re at home and we need to go all out for the win.”

Bridport welcome back a large contingent of players, with James Regan (ankle) and Lee Sweet (illness) both fit again.

Leighton Thomas has returned from international duty with the Cayman Islands, while Dan Peach, Matt Condliffe and Tom Richardson all come back.

Louis Rutter begins a three-game ban and Sam Clark (hamstring) remains out. Richard Hebditch (knee) is awaiting an MRI scan.