BRIDPORT boss Adam Fricker is keen to return to the “rhythm” of playing weekend football when his side travels to Hengrove Athletic in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division on Saturday (3pm).

The Bees have suffered five postponements in eight games and have not played since a 2-0 loss at Clevedon Town on January 13.

Fricker now has his eye on building up match fitness and sharpness ahead of the clash.

He told the Bridport News: “We had a training session on Tuesday and the lads worked hard. Then again, a lot of teams are in the same boat.

“Hengrove didn’t play on Saturday as well, so it’s not just us. For us we just want to get back in that rhythm of playing on a Saturday.

“The whole thing takes its toll to get everything back on track.”

Commenting on the challenge posed by Hengrove, Fricker is not taking their league position, 16th, lightly, with the Bees lying in 12th themselves.

He said: “They came up last season. They’re a decent outfit and we’ve had some good games against them in the past. We won’t take their league position for granted.

“It really is about what we do as a team. With not playing much we do need to be really sensible and ease our way back into it.

“They’ve played one game in six weeks and it doesn’t seem like the pitch is much better than ours, but it’s a nice place to go.”

Jason Hutchings and Braeden Symes are suspended but right-back Kameron Andrews could return from ankle tendonitis after training on Tuesday.