PORTLAND United boss Brendon King called on his side to apply the “right mindset” going into the Blues’ Sydenhams Wessex Premier Division tussle with Amesbury Town at the Weyline Stadium tomorrow (3pm).

King’s men were beaten 3-2 at Christchurch on Tuesday night as a 94th-minute Brad Cherrett goal proved their undoing.

However, with Amesbury sitting in 19th, King is keen to return to the high levels adopted during September, which saw the club reach the FA Cup second qualifying round.

He said: “We haven’t got to dwell too long on it. We had a good conversation after the game and hopefully we’ll get back to the way we’ve been playing.

“We’ve set ourselves levels and we didn’t come up to them, so we’ll be expecting to get them back.

“Irrespective of who we’re playing it wasn’t good enough for what we expect. Hopefully we bounce back.

“Amesbury won last week, beat Hamworthy, so they’ve got something about them. It’s about applying ourselves with the right mindset going into some of these games.

“You’ve got to do the basics well. You’ve got no right to win a game of football, you’ve got to earn that right.”

Bailey Rowe (ankle) will be assessed but Sam Buckler (groin) and Shaun Bessant (knee) are out.