BRIDPORT boss John Godbold has spoken highly of his new signings as the Bees prepare to host Hallen at St Mary’s Field on Saturday (3pm).

Both teams have struggled for points this season – Bridport sitting in 20th with one win from 10 games, while Hallen lie directly above with six points more.

On Boxing Day, Godbold oversaw a 2-0 loss to Wellington in his first game in charge but believes in the pedigree of his new young talents.

Weymouth goalkeeper Harrison Bruton has joined on loan, while defenders George Calverley and Billy Evans plus midfielder Henry Lawrence-Napier have also linked up with the Bees.

At present, the fixture with the Armadillos is due to go ahead but Western League officials met last night to discuss the latest tier review, with Dorset moved into Tier 3.

Godbold said: “(Calverley) was released from Yeovil last year, he’d been playing under-18s.

“He’s actually a Bridport boy. He’d played all his youth football – prior to being signed by Yeovil – with Bridport. Then he’s been playing for Dorchester Under-23s.

“Henry was formerly playing with Street, I think he’d had two seasons previously with Street before he came and joined us.

“Billy is a local boy from Dorchester – he’d been playing with Dorchester Under-23s as well.

“I know he had a period of playing in London, so he’s been playing a similar standard (to Bridport).

“There’s lots of positives. When you’re looking to introduce something different and new – a lot of the players have often not been coached in certain ways – you have to get them to understand what it is you want them to do at certain times.

“The hardest part about that is hard work. That’s fine for a period of time. When people start to get tired and put under pressure they often revert back to what they know.

“We’ve got to work and work and work on what we want to do – it’s never going to happen overnight.”