PORTLAND United will mix up their starting XI at Andover New Street tonight (7.45pm) in a bid to tackle six league games in two weeks.

Portland’s crammed run-in has been caused by postponements and includes four consecutive away games in 10 days, this the second in that streak.

Such a heavy schedule has forced the Blues to build in tinkering with their squad.

They are considering player welfare and a desire to keep their starting XI as fresh as possible during the final five matches, after which they hope to have landed the final play-off spot.

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First-team coach Josh Hickman told Echosport: “Away from home in the Wessex Prem is never easy.

“We’ll learn from our previous game against them at home when we needed an added-time winner to get the victory. It’s going to be a physical game.

“We’re a bit more adaptable in our shape and squad. We’re fortunate to have a big squad and not many injuries right now.

“We’re managing the lads’ limits right now and making sensible changes. There will be changes (tonight) but we’re looking forward to it.”

Portland have no fresh injury concerns heading into the clash.