BRIDPORT assistant-manager Kevin Leigh admits the Bees will travel to Toolstation Western League Premier Division rivals Brislington with high hopes on Saturday (3pm).

Leigh, who last month arrived at St Mary’s Field alongside manager Jamie Manley – the duo having worked together most recently at Chard – is targeting the Foxes for points.

That aspiration is based on an extremely tight league table which sees the entire bottom half covered by just six points, with Brislington on 12 and Bridport on seven.

However, Bridport come into the game having lost 6-0 to Bridgwater Town on Sunday.

In his first interview since joining the Bees, Leigh said: “Brislington aren’t a bad side, they like to play football, get it out wide and get crosses in quick. They’ve got a couple of players up front that can score goals.

“Brislington are around us and I think these are the games that you’ve got to pick up something.

“Last Sunday was a different class with Bridgwater. You give them an opportunity and they’ll score.

“When we had the opportunity we either didn’t get a shot away or we didn’t test the keeper – that was the difference.”

Bridport will bring in centre-back Aston Butcher on dual-registration with Portland United and are expected to conclude deals for at least two more players before the weekend.

Mark Caines is unlikely to make his debut but striker Tony Pinder could make his bow after joining from Axminster.

Lloyd Beals (knee) will be assessed prior to the contest after sustaining a knock in the first half of the Bridgwater defeat.