BRIDPORT boss Adam Fricker feels clues have been provided as to Clevedon Town’s weaknesses ahead of their home Toolstation Western Premier Division clash on Saturday (3pm).

The Bees welcome the Seasiders to St Mary’s Field for the third game between the sides this season after an abandonment due to a serious injury to Clevedon’s Morgan Williams and a 4-0 loss put Bridport out of the Les Phillips Cup.

With a youthful and energetic Town set to press Bridport in all areas of the pitch, Fricker says past experience of facing the league’s fifth-placed team have provided him with a gameplan.

He said: “We’ve played them twice in the cup. The first game we played very well before it got abandoned.

“Second game we didn’t do ourselves justice, but likewise it did show me and Paddy (Behan, assistant-manager) how we need to get at them and how we need to stop them playing.

“They do press high and they do have bags of energy so you need to nullify that. It’s certainly an area we’ll be looking at, that’s for sure.”

Asked if the 4-0 loss to Town was on his conscience, Fricker said: “Yes and no, really. I think there were a lot of contributing factors to the game.

“We were coming off the back of a lot of games in a short space of time and our back four had all played a lot of minutes after just coming back from injury.”

“We had players out and they had the bit between their teeth.”

Louis Rutter (knee) is a long-term absentee, while Richard Hebditch (knee) is out for six weeks. The game comes too soon for James Regan (groin) who is nearing a return.