BRIDPORT assistant-manager Kevin Leigh believes Toolstation Western League Premier Division rivals Hallen are in a “false position”.

Leigh and boss Jamie Manley take the Bees’ squad to the Armadillos on Saturday (3pm) with just three points separating the sides – Hallen in 19th and Bridport 20th.

Hallen, however, are three weeks into new manager Dean Horseman’s reign and have taken just six points from 12 league games this season.

The Armadillos were also featured on Sky Sports News after receiving 200 seats from Championship side Brentford’s old Griffin Park ground.

Speaking to the Bridport News, Leigh said: “Hallen, although they are where they are in the league, they are underachieving.

“I thought they would be top five, top six the way they played last year.

“They’ve added to their team and I thought they’d go on and become even better.

“I think Hallen are in a false position because they’re a decent club and have really, really good players.

“It’s going to be a tough game – they all are, irrespective of where they are in the league.

“They’re only easy if you win. That’s what we try to do every game, we don’t go with a defensive plan.

“We go to go out and score goals. If you score goals, you win games – it’s as simple as that.”

Bridport will receive a defensive boost with centre-backs Luke King, Andy Holmes and Aston Butcher all back in training.

Striker Antony Carlile is available but Lewis Clarke misses out. Bridport will assess Riley Weedon after he pulled up in training.