PORTLAND United manager Brendon King believes Blues’ fans “will see what we’re made of” during the trip to in-form Hamble Club in the Sydenhams Wessex Premier Division tonight (7.45pm).

Sixth-placed Hamble are in fine fettle, currently possessing a seven-game unbeaten streak and having held second-placed Portchester to a 2-2 draw on Saturday.

King’s men are in good touch themselves, though, with four consecutive league victories taking the Weyline Stadium outfit to tenth.

Speaking to Echosport, King is on full alert heading to the Southampton-based side.

He said: “It’s going to be our toughest game for a long time. They’re going really well and it’s never an easy place to go.

“They’re always big, strong, organised. We’ve got a few little niggles as well so we’re going to have to see what we’re like number-wise.

“We’ve got a fairly big squad so it’s a question of squad rotation.

“We’ve got a lot of games coming up – Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday for the next three weeks.

“It’s going to be really important that everyone’s fit and available to play.

“It’s a difficult place to go, so we’ll see what we’re made of when we go up there.

“You’ve got to stand up and be counted when you go to places like Hamble, especially in midweek. You know you’re going to have a physical battle on your hands.”

With Portland’s last four wins coming at home, King is keen to begin picking up points away.

He said: “You should try and win your home games and try and pick up points on the road. If you do that, you won’t be far away at the end of the season.

“You’ve got to give respect to these opponents, especially away. We’ll go up and respect Hamble with where they are and what they’re about.

“We’ll line up suitably for what we think will win us the game.”

Ed Bastick and Max Buckler (both ankle) are minor doubts for the clash.