PORTLAND United must be “aggressive and proactive” if they are to end their winless run, manager Kyle Critchell insists.

The Blues have not won since a 6-0 victory over Lymington almost two months ago, and host fellow play-off hopefuls Laverstock & Ford this evening (7.45pm).

Ahead of a second fixture of nine in a crammed March, Critchell told Echosport: “We’ve got a run of seven or eight games against teams around us.

“We’re really excited but we also understand the nature of how many games we’ve got coming up in such a short space of time.

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“It’s a lot of rotation but we’ll put out the best side that we believe can try and win us the game.

“Laverstock, their preference is normally to try and dominate the ball. We have to be really aggressive and proactive in our actions.

“It’s on our home turf, we need to get back to winning ways and it’s a great opportunity for us to do so.”

Greg Borthwick is available due to the seven-day grace rule, but George Stuttle and Shaun Bessant are suspended.