PORTLAND United boss Simon Browne feels the Blues must be “considerably better” away to Baffins Milton Rovers in the Sydenhams Wessex Premier Division tomorrow (3pm).

Browne’s men lost 5-3 at home to Bournemouth FC at Grove Corner on Tuesday and the Blues’ manager is seeking an instant improvement against league’s fifth-placed team.

He told Echosport: “They’ve come up from the league below which normally means that they’re a decent side, they’ll have players there that have either played Wessex Premier before or even higher.

“It’s an away game and we need to be considerably better than we were (on Tuesday).”

Portland will be without striker Sanchez Baker due to family commitments, meaning Lewis Clarke is likely to get a chance up front.

Browne said: “Sanchez will be a loss because he’s a physical presence up there and a focal point for us.

“But it gives Lewis Clarke an opportunity to maybe stake his claim and get into the side and show what he’s all about.

“He’s disappointed that he’s not played as much as he wanted to so maybe it’s a chance for Lewis to come in and show me that he’s as good a player as I know he can be. “

Defender Charlie Holland is also expected to miss the trip to Portsmouth.

n Portland United are searching for new coaches to join the club. Interested parties can contact the club via their website.