LYME Regis joint-manager Mark Bailey believes Saturday’s league opener at Kentisbeare could be a voyage into the unknown (2.30pm).

The Seasiders have hastily arranged the away fixture as £140,000 of renovations at Davey Fort continue.

Consequently, several key Seasiders are missing through unavailability, including skipper Rob Fellingham.

Bailey said: “Because we’ve got all the work going on, we couldn’t play at home.

“We’ve had to delay the season for a couple of weeks and this match only got arranged on Monday.

“We’ve got quite a bit of unavailability and Kentisbeare are supposedly quite strong.

“It’s one of those unknowns until teams settle in, you don’t know what you’re up against.

“Everyone’s just grateful to be back playing. We’re looking to compete but it’s going to be a really competitive league.

“I know a lot of the other teams are looking very strong, so we’ll just take it one game at a time – a cliche I know.”

Bailey added: “We’re missing Ben Turner through suspension.

“It’s really annoying. (Officials) didn’t carry over goals or results (from last season) but they carried over suspensions.

“Callum Larcombe has started university so he won’t be back this week and captain Rob is on holiday – he didn’t expect there to be a game and it only got arranged Monday.”

Sam Pollard-Jones (groin) and Gary Knight (shin) are doubts.