KYLE Critchell expects Petersfield Town to come out swinging for their Velocity Wessex League Premier Division meeting at the Camp & Satherley Stadium tomorrow (3pm).

Portland are targeting a hat-trick of wins after recent successes against Laverstock & Ford plus US Portsmouth.

And in Petersfield they face a new challenge and a team that should play into their hands with an open, attacking philosophy.

Speaking to Echosport, Critchell said: “They’ve attacked the majority of their games. They’ve scored goals but conceded some.

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“I think that they sit firmly in mid-table. A very close friend of mine (Jake Thompson) who I used to play with at Southampton Academy plays for them.

“I’ve relied upon him for some information about other teams in that area. No doubt I’m going to give him a little ring to see if he can give me a little breakdown of Petersfield!

“It will be nice for me to see him. It’s a home game that we can.

“It will be an entertaining game. I know it’s boring to say, but as long as we do the basics and have our organisation correct, we look in a really good place again.

“We’ve won two in a row, we’re building that momentum and Petersfield gives us that opportunity to carry on.

“With nine games remaining, who knows where we’ll end up at the end of the season.”

Greg Borthwick (suspension) remains out for the next two games but the Blues otherwise have a fully-fit squad.

“There will be players left out,” Critchell said. “That’s the challenge we face now.”

*Portland's away fixture with Moneyfields has been brought forward two days to Friday, March 22.