BRIDPORT assistant-boss Kevin Leigh believes tonight’s opponents Shepton Mallet are in a false league position.

The Bees visit Somerset to face Mallet (7.30pm) looking to bounce back from their FA Vase exit against Ilfracombe on Saturday.

Bridport currently lie in 20th place with three points from six games, while Mallet are in 18th with just five points from six matches.

But Leigh feels Shepton are in a misleading position going into the encounter.

He said: “That doesn’t mean anything at this moment in time, they are a good side.

“They had a really good side last year and brought extra players in to make it even better.

“There’s no doubt that whatever side we take there it’s going to be a difficult game. They can create chances and they don’t miss them.

“That’s the difference between where we are and where they would be – I think Shepton Mallet would be top five come the end of the season.”

Max Westlake, Darren Lock plus Andy Holmes could return. Aston Butcher (hamstring) and Will Gape (knee) are doubts, but Nathan Warren (knee) is out.