PORTLAND United boss Brendon King expects a strengthened Fleet Town ahead of the Blues’ Sydenhams Wessex Premier Division trip to Calthorpe Park tomorrow (3pm).

King’s opinion was formulated in relation to Portland’s 5-0 League Cup victory over Fleet in mid-September.

King, whose side sits in a lofty second, believes Town were weakened on that occasion and therefore is braced for a much tougher contest tomorrow.

He told Echosport: “I don’t know whether or not they had players missing that day. We used it as an exercise to give other players some game time.

“Looking at their recent results they haven’t been doing too badly. We’ve got to respect we’re away from home and have got no given right to win games.

“We’ve got to go up there with the right attitude and mindset and prepare to win the battle first. If we do that, we’ve got every chance to come away with some points.

“We were quite clinical (in September) but we know we’re going to have to be on it right from the start. It’s a long trip for us as well.

“We’ve been winning our home games, so when we go away from home it’s really important we pick something up.

“We’re going there with the attitude that we’re not going to get beaten, hopefully we can bring back three points.”

Portland have signed Weymouth keeper Tom Rees on dual forms for three games as cover for the unavailable Steve Boore, while Josh Williams (hamstring) is a doubt. Crit Clarke and Max Buckler return.