BRIDPORT manager Adam Fricker has revealed constructive talks with new Dorchester Town boss Callum Brooks regarding game time for teenagers Ben Morris and Josh Williams.

Playing in red and black, Morris has made 28 appearances, including 13 starts, notching up three goals – one of which came against seventh-tier Wimborne Town in a 3-2 Dorset Senior Cup loss.

Williams, meanwhile, has made 15 appearances, starting 10 times and often being deployed at right-back as opposed to his favoured central midfield role.

Speaking to the Bridport News in March, Fricker admitted he had been “honest” with Brooks in respect of his take on the promising youngsters, who he felt were not benefitting from sitting on the bench under previous Magpies boss Steve Thompson.

He said: “I’ve had some really good conversations with (Brooks). I was honest with him and just said they needed games.

“It wasn’t benefitting them coming in and playing for us and then being dragged out every other week because I was unable to always start them because we weren’t getting them regularly.

“Callum’s intimated that they will be with us unless they get an injury crisis or they’re playing that well that they deserve a call-up back to Dorchester.

“They need some consistency of games that’s certainly not going to do any harm.”

Fricker could have both loanees available for a home clash with Bath side Odd Down in Toolstation Western League Premier Division action on Saturday (3pm).

Braeden Symes and Chris McGrath are injury doubts, while Richard Hebditch could return for the 14th-placed Bees.

The Down lie in 11th place, just four points above Fricker’s men having played two games more.