BRIDPORT assistant-manager Paddy Behan admits Roman Glass St George’s 3G pitch could suit the Bees during their Toolstation Western League Premier Division clash on Saturday (3pm).

Adam Fricker’s men often train on 3G surfaces and Behan feels the slick nature of an artificial surface benefits the more technically-minded players within the Bees’ set-up.

Speaking to the Bridport News, Behan went as far as saying the Bees “love” to play on the man-made turf.

He said: “All our players tell us how much they love playing on a 3G so if we go to Roman Glass and don’t perform it’ll be disappointing.

“Technically, we’ve got some decent players and when we train on the 3G we look very, very good.”

But Behan was also keen to point out the attacking prowess of the Glass, despite beating the Gloucestershire side 3-1 in October.

He said: “They’re not a bad side, they’ve got Ryan Radford who scores quite a few goals and always plays on the last man’s shoulder. He looks quite sharp.

“We played well that day and we know it’s not going to be easy. Any side that plays on the 3G week-in, week-out have always got that little bit of an advantage.

“However, I’ll be hoping with the players we’ve got that it suits us.

“Physically they’re quite strong, have good attacking options and score a lot of goals. Any team that scores goals you’ve got to be wary of.”

With the Glass languishing in 18th place, seven points and three places off the Bees, Behan admitted he would be dismayed if the Dorset outfit could not earn three points.

“We’d be disappointed if we don’t get something up there. It reminds of Saturday and a winnable game against Cribbs.

“Going to Roman Glass we’ve got to think we can get a better result and maybe then start putting some wins together.

“Seven defeats in eight games looks pretty dreadful. It doesn’t tell the full story. Maybe a couple of games we’ve lost we haven’t performed.

“I think the frustrating thing is if we matched our levels against the top sides we would’ve got something, but it doesn’t help having a settled side.

“After seven minutes last week we’ve got two central midfielders playing right-back and centre-half. A left-back who’s a right-back and our only centre-half is Chris McGrath.

“He’s a very good player but you can’t do it all on your own. It just changes the whole way you approach a game, the pattern of play you hope to achieve.

“At the end of the day, we’re not here to make excuses, we’re here to get a result,” he said.

Bridport are without Louis Rutter (knee), while James Regan, Andy Martin and Luke King are doubts.

Richard Hebditch (knee) has now received a date for his keyhole surgery, while Josh Williams will be assessed by Dorchester after sustaining an injury during the warm-up for Tuesday night’s 1-0 defeat to Frome.

But Bridport could have winger Ed Butcher available to bolster their attacking threat.