PORTLAND United manager Franklyn Clarke has revealed the Blues are unlikely to add to their squad over the summer.

Clarke and assistant Sam Poole, who won the Wessex League with Blackfield & Langley in 2017/18, are focusing on developing the islanders’ young talent.

And the former Dorchester Town skipper has designs on creating a “pathway” to the first team from the youth ranks.

Clarke told Echosport: “I’m happy with the squad I’ve got going into next season.

“We’ve got a good 16 that I’m happy with. There will be opportunities for them if they do well.

I’m really trying to create that pathway from the under-18s to the reserves to the first team.

“It’s so important, that’s the direction we’re going in.

"We want to produce the best young lads in this area, we want Portland to be the place to be for first-team football, because I will play them."

Portland have elected not to join any end-of-season mini competition organised by Wessex League officials and are training in April and May before pre-season in July.