BRENDON King hinted at possible tinkering with his Portland United starting XI for the trip to Tadley Calleva in the Sydenhams Wessex League Cup third round tomorrow (3pm).

Blues’ manager King is looking to bounce back from two successive losses to Solent University and Brockenhurst and is therefore not expected to make wholesale changes.

However, King insisted he would give the competition the “respect it deserves” ahead of Portland’s return to Calleva, scene last season of a 4-3 win on penalties following a 2-2 draw as the Blues became runners-up.

King told Echosport: “We had to go up there last year which ended up with us getting to the final.

“In terms of the respect of the competition, we’re giving it a good go and being its not our priority, there’s certainly a case for players to come into the reckoning after two losses on the bounce.

“It would be only fair that other players get a chance to perform and give themselves a shout for the following week when we play Alresford.

“We want to give the competition the respect it deserves, but certainly there could be a few changes afoot.”

Ryan McKechnie (shin) and Sam Buckler (groin) remain out, while goalkeeper Tom Rees’ three-game spell from Weymouth has expired. Regular stopper Steve Boore returns.

Alex Godfrey is in contention and Max Buckler is nursing a hamstring niggle.