POOLE Town boss Tom Killick says he has no issue with non-league clubs spending big – providing it is sustainable.

Killick was responding after fellow National South managers had voiced concerns over increased finances in the division.

Wealdstone's Gordon Bartlett admitted he had been surprised by the sums changing hands, while Dartford manager Tony Burman described as "scary" the wage demands of some players.

However, Killick has a different view on the subject.

Speaking ahead of tonight's friendly against Dorchester at Black Gold Stadium (7.30pm), Killick told the Daily Echo: "If clubs can afford to do it there's no issue. If clubs know they have the money to sustain it over the season nobody can criticise them.

"If clubs have big resources from one way or another you can only admire it, whether that's from crowd revenue or individual investment."

Since Weymouth went into administration in 2009, only two National League clubs have followed – Rushden and Diamonds and Darlington.

After dissolving, both clubs returned under new names – AFC Rushden and Diamonds and Darlington 1883, respectively – and are plotting their way back up the football pyramid.

The National League has now gone more than five years without a club entering administration.

"I've got no qualms about spending as long as it's sustainable and you don't have the boom or bust situation you see sometimes," added Killick. "We just have to concentrate on living within our means and that's what we do."

Also tonight, Christchurch entertain Chichester City in the Steve Bernard Memorial Cup (8pm kick-off).

Tomorrow's pre-season friendlies: Corfe Castle v New Milton XI, Hamworthy United v New Milton XI, Holt v Poppies, Laverstock v Lymington, Swanage T&H v Shaftesbury.

Steve Moore Trophy: Wimborne v Verwood (3pm).

David Jose Memorial Cup: Bashley v Winchester City (3pm).