PORTLAND United boss Brendon King is relishing the prospect of overseeing his first cup final as a manager when the Blues gun for Sydenhams Wessex League Cup silverware against Baffins Milton Rovers on Monday.

King, who has enjoyed previous managerial stints at Weymouth and Hamworthy United, will be joined in the dugout by assistant-manager Reggie Carter and first-team coach Stuart Heath.

Portland lost 3-0 to runaway Sydenhams Wessex Premier Division champions Sholing in their final league fixture on Monday, April 22.

To negate the two-week gap between games, King’s men will train tomorrow morning to reinforce sessions undertaken on Tuesday and Thursday in a bid for premium fitness.

Speaking to Echosport, King confessed occasions such as cup finals are what management staff set out to achieve.

He said: “It’s good for us – me, Heathy and Reggie – to get into this position with the work that goes in behind the scenes from us three.

“That’s what we ultimately, when we sat down at the start of the season, wanted to achieve – to win something. We’re all looking forward to it.”

Reflecting on the league season, King said: “We got ourselves into a great position until Christmas time. I feel a little bit disappointed we haven’t been able to take that on.

“We’ve let that falter for one reason or the other but we have got something still to play for in the cup final.”