PORTLAND United boss Kyle Critchell is looking for one key improvement in tonight’s friendly against Blandford United at Blandford School (7.30pm).

Ahead of their third summer warm-up match, the Blues will be asked to work on their shape in transitional phases of the game.

Critchell feels his side is not switching back into position quickly enough, as he explained to Echosport.

“Mainly, it’s just in transition,” he said.

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“When we’re looking to get our shape, at times we’re not in shape early enough. That’s mainly in central areas and that’s the key.

“That’s a bit of give and take when we’re trying to give more players flexibility going forward. We need to score more goals this season.”

On Blandford, who went unbeaten for much of the Dorset Premier League season before falling away at the end, Critchell said: “They’re a fantastically well-run club.

“They’re a team with ambition, they want to push on and I think they will.

“I’d put them as just as tough opposition as Bridport and Sturminster Newton. The test will be slightly different.

“Not being disrespectful to the two other sides, physically it may be different but from a footballing point of view the game will be more technical and tactical.”

Crit Clarke and George Stuttle return but Connor Callow (adductor) and Jacob Coombs (thigh) are out and Patrick Jenkins is unavailable.