POOLE Town boss Tom Killick admitted recent results had changed the complexion of tonight’s home clash with relegation-haunted AFC Totton (7.45pm).
Back-to-back league defeats have dented Dolphins’ play-off ambitions over the past week, while third-bottom Totton have won their past three league outings.
The cash-strapped Stags had mustered just three victories in their previous 29 league matches but Killick told the Daily Echo: “A few weeks ago we would have been overwhelming favourites and Totton might have been a bit daunted by coming here but I would not expect that to be the case now.
“No doubt they will be looking forward to it.”
The Poole manager will also have to contend with the probable absence of three strikers with Jordan Chiedozie (groin) and Dan Cann (foot) likely to join long-term absentee Richard Gillespie on the sidelines.
Full-back Keith Emmerson (ankle) also misses out.
Dolphins: (from) Thomas, Burbidge, Spetch, Martin, Whisken, Pettefer, Brooks, Devlin, Davies, Bennett, Preston, Elliott, Charles, Dibba, Davis, Hutchings.
- Goalkeeper Nic Jones (work commitments) and defender Dave Marden (neck injury) miss Bashley’s home match with Hitchin Town in the Southern Premier, while in the Wessex Premier, Hamworthy United travel to Folland Sports with a full squad (both 7.45).
Bash: (from) George, Rolls, Flint, Ansell, Strickland, Bulpitt, Roberts, Soetan, Kenna, Manders, Joyce, Odam, Morris, Brookes.
Hammers: (from) Ackerman, Penny, Hester, Walker, Haysom, Brian, Corby, Yelland, Cole, Hubbard, Allen, Cook, Osborne, Martin, Miles, Legg, Sturgess, Diaper, Thomas.