PORTLAND United will aim to exploit Christchurch’s poor home form in their Velocity Wessex League Premier Division meeting at Hurn Bridge tonight (7.45pm).

The Priory have lost eight in 10 home league matches this season and sit 17th.

Christchurch are also currently on their third manager of the campaign after Nathan Brown stepped down, paving the return of Fawzi Saadi as boss almost four weeks ago.

Portland beat Brown’s Christchurch 3-0 in the final match before Christmas and manager Kyle Critchell believes the Blues will encounter a different proposition today.

He told Echosport: “These are the types of games that you isolate, you look at and think: ‘There’s where you can get your points’.

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“But, they’ve got a new manager and sometimes that new management feel, we had that, and they’ll probably be very different to the team we faced a couple of weeks ago.

“First and foremost, I know the new manager has brought in quite a lot of new players, so I expect a change in personnel.

“But, I also know they struggle at home. They’re struggling because for whatever reason it’s not a happy hunting ground for themselves at the moment.

“We need to take advantage of that, assess who’s available and come up with a gameplan. It’s one where we’ll be trying to take the points.”

Portland have a concern over striker Connor Bent after he lasted just 14 minutes of the 1-0 defeat to AFC Portchester following a neck and head injury.

“We’re going to allow Connor to go and see who he needs to see,” Critchell said.

“We’ll try and leave it as late as possible because he’s had a huge impact for us.”

Meanwhile, top-scorer Greg Borthwick (groin) is on the road to recovery but could still be out for three weeks.

The Blues, stationed in sixth place in the standings, will also monitor defender George Stuttle ahead of travelling to east Dorset.