BRIDPORT boss Jamie Manley insists the Bees have “nothing to lose” when they host Ilfracombe Town in the FA Vase second qualifying round on Saturday (3pm).

Winners of the tie will pocket £725 and a place in the final qualifying round, but Manley is wary of a quality Bluebirds side.

Ilfracombe were second in the South West Peninsula League Premier East before the coronavirus pandemic caused a null and void in March.

Town have made an impressive start to their current season, winning six of seven games with one draw.

Manley said: “We’ve got nothing to lose, at the end of the day.

“It’s a cup match and I should imagine they’ll fancy their chances as much as we do. As long as we turn up and everyone puts a shift in, we’ll be there or thereabouts.

“It’s tricky times at the moment. You’ve got one eye on the game and another other your shoulder thinking ‘is it going to be called off with coronavirus?’”

Manley added: “They’re a good side and last season they were near the top of the South West Peninsula East and they’re doing OK this year as well.

“They’re no mugs and it will be a tricky tie for us. If we can acquit ourselves like we did in the last round it’ll be an exciting game and hopefully we can come away with the win.”

Aston Butcher and Will Gape (both hamstring) are doubts but Nathan Warren is out for at least four weeks with a knee issue. Liam Sayers (quad) could return.