BRIDPORT boss Adam Fricker admits Bridport will have to “take stock” ahead of their Toolstation Western League Premier Division clash with Shepton Mallet at St Mary’s Field on Saturday (3pm).

Fricker’s men were gallant Dorset Senior Cup semi-final losers at Wimborne on Tuesday, the Magpies winning just 3-2 and surviving a late scare despite plying their trade two leagues above the Bees.

But Fricker is almost certainly without Braeden Symes, who sustained a knee injury after setting up Ed Butcher for Bridport’s first goal at Cuthbury.

Former Somerset wicketkeeper come Bees defender James Regan has also ruled himself out of the remainder of the season as the Taunton St Andrew’s skipper concentrates on his cricketing exploits.

However, Bridport are set to welcome back Sam Clark and Leon Wood.

Fricker told the Bridport News: “We’ll just have to take stock, it looks like Braeden’s picked up a knee injury. It doesn’t look very hopeful.

“We’ll have Sam back who wasn’t able to make (Wimborne) because it was a three-hour journey for him from Bristol, it was always going to be difficult to get there.

“We’ve got bodies coming back but it’s always been the story where some go out and some come in, which is a bit disappointing.

“Regs has knocked it on the head so he can concentrate and get himself fit for cricket, which I totally understand because he gets paid a very good amount.”

On the Wimborne display, Fricker added: “We obviously had numerous chances in the game and we take massive positives from taking a team that are two leagues above us right to the wire.”