BRIDPORT manager Jamie Manley is “quietly confident” the Bees can put in another solid performance against Westbury on Saturday (3pm).

Despite a 1-0 loss to Shepton Mallet on Tuesday, Manley’s young Bees impressed, with goalkeeper Jordon Scadding and midfielders Callum Middleton and Riley Weedon starring.

Westbury are one of the Toolstation Western League Premier Division’s big-hitters, currently sitting fourth compared to Bridport’s 20th.

But Bridport are optimistic a repeat show of Tuesday’s battling performance could pay dividends.

Manley said: “Westbury are a decent side so we’re going to have to be on it again.

“The (league) is the strongest it’s been for many a year at the moment. We need to make sure we’re organised and ready to go.

“From (Shepton), the lads should be quietly confident that we can turn up and put another performance in, so that’s what we’ll be expecting.

“We won two on the trot – the first time we did that in a long time – a while back but it is such a tough league.

“If we can get something out of Saturday’s game it could kick-start our season again.”

Andy Holmes and Kris Hastings are expected to return, but striker Liam Sayers misses out along with Nathan Warren (knee).

On Sayers, Manley added: “We’re going to give Liam a bit of time to sort himself out and get fully fit.

“We’ll be ready and hopefully we can get some points on the board. We’ll make sure we’re prepared right.”