PORTLAND United boss Brendon King has promised to give Salisbury a “good game” when the two sides go head-to-head in the FA Cup second qualifying round at the Weyline Stadium tomorrow (3pm).

A total of 53 places separate the sides across two tiers, Portland plying their trade in the ninth division of English football.

The Whites are led by former Weymouth manager and player Steve Claridge, but King chose instead to focus on his squad ahead of the contest, declaring his players would “have a go” at the Wiltshire giants.

Speaking to Echosport, King said: “We want to go out there and give them a good game of football and prove we’re not a bad side and for our side to go up against good players.

“We’ve had them watched and a report done on them, so we know how difficult it’s going to be. For the players it’s going to be a big step up.

“It’s one I think we’ll relish. We’re not here to make the numbers up, we want to have a go. We’re not going to sit back and let them come to us. You just don’t know in the FA Cup. It’s a magic competition and who says it can’t be our time to win a game? It’s 90 minutes of football.

“All I want to do is for our team to go out, perform on the day and don’t leave anything in the changing rooms.

“If they come in at the end of the game and we’ve lost, given everything we’ve got and put a good spectacle on then we can hold our heads up high. I think we can get something out of the game, and so do the players.”

Portland will be without defenders Sam Buckler (groin) and Shaun Bessant, who has work commitments in the USA.