BRIDPORT are set to host Sherborne Town on Saturday (3pm) in what Adam Fricker has described as “a must-win”.

His side go into the weekend having not played since the game against Odd Down (Bath) on January 14, and with last Saturday’s game against Brislington also being called off, Fricker was quick to express his frustration.

He said: “We were disappointed because we were keen to play. My concern is the longer you don’t play, the more you lose your match fitness.

“Some of the lads coming back from injury haven’t played for a month so it’s a bit frustrating but you can’t do anything about it. But the team are feeling fine. They were a bit frustrated that they couldn’t play but the lads will be ready for this week.

“The positive is that it gives some of the lads who are carrying knocks the chance to recover.”

Sherborne Town currently find themselves in 19th position in the league, and the Bridport boss is clear on what his side need to do.

He said: “We can’t beat around the bush, when we’re at home against a team lower than us in the league we need to me taking maximum points.

“We know they’ll be organised and disciplined but we have to be taking three points from the teams below us.

“For us it’s certainly a must-win.”

Saturday could see the return of Ryan Hayter, while Mark Salter looks set to take part following a back injury, so Fricker is feeling optimistic.

“We’re going into it with a strong squad so we’re upbeat.

“If our lads turn up on the day and do what we ask them to do then hopefully we can get the result we need.”