BRIDPORT boss Adam Fricker stressed the need for his players not to “hit the panic button” ahead of the Bees’ Toolstation Western League Premier Division clash with Hallen on Saturday (3pm).

Hallen are placed in 18th in the standings, but Fricker is wary of taking the Armadillos lightly ahead of the clash at St Mary’s Field following a 3-1 loss to Shaftesbury in the Dorset Senior Cup quarter-finals during midweek.

Fricker told Echosport: “I said after the game we have been in really good form, let’s not hit the panic button.

“Hallen are down there and we don’t want to be taking them for granted.

“We played them last season and again, as a lot of teams have done this season they’ve changed managers. They’ve been struggling of late but they haven’t been getting spanked.

“We know in the Western League no matter who you play you’re always going to be in for a tough game. We’ll approach it as we have all season and go from there.

“Whether we’re home or away we want to keep it going. We won’t want to change anything.”

Bridport are set to welcome back Lee Sweet, Leigh Bailey and Braeden Symes for the game, while Dorchester Town goalkeeper Chad Collins has signed on dual registration terms.

Collins could be set for an extended spell in the Bees’ side, with talks underway to broaden the goalkeeper’s availability with the team.

Regular stopper Jason Hutchings is unavailable for Saturday and faces a suspension following his sending off against Shaftesbury.