ADAM Fricker paid tribute to Dec Cornish ahead of Bridport’s clash at home to Bridgwater Town on Saturday in the Toolstation Western Premier Division (3pm).

Cornish broke his arm during the 3-2 win over Roman Glass St George and will be missing for 10 weeks with Fricker describing his injury as a blow for the club.

Fricker said: “He has been ruled out for 10 weeks so that is going to be a push to get him back before the season ends.

“It is a real shame for us because he was going really well for us as well. He had come back and was scoring a lot of goals and looking really sharp, so it is a blow.”

However, Fricker says that the Bees are confident off the back of a 3-2 win at Roman Glass St George, and will aim to build upon it on Saturday.

Fricker said: “We are confident, it was obviously nice to pick up three points (against Roman Glass St George), so I think the main thing is we have got to go into Saturday’s game and look to build on that.”

Fricker acknowledged that it has been a tough run for Bridport, with the Bees having lost three consecutive matches prior to the Glass win.

When asked if their recent win has felt like a weight off their shoulders, Fricker replied: “To a certain extent, obviously we had been through a tough run of games, performances have been decent though so we always knew that the result was going to come sooner rather than later. So it was not something that we have got too caught up on.”

Reflecting upon the Bees’ last match against Bridgwater, a 1-0 defeat away from home, Fricker said: “We should have won the game to be honest, we should have taken something from the game. The sending off for Andy Martin probably changed the game with 20 minutes to go and they managed to nick a 1-0.

“It was one of those to be honest where we put in a very good performance and should have taken a little bit more from it.”

Matt Condliffe returns from suspension but Bridport have no fresh player concerns.