BOSS Brendon King is set to assess the fitness of Hamworthy United pair Jamie Gleeson and Sam Clarke ahead of their Wessex Premier clash at Bashley tonight (7.45pm).

The duo both featured in Hammers’ 4-1 victory over Bemerton Heath Harlequins in the FA Cup on Saturday but King will not be risking them at Bashley Road if they are not fully fit.

He told the Daily Echo: “I have got to check on Jamie Gleeson and Sam Clarke, we will have to see how they are really.

“Glees has got a little bit of a calf strain and we don’t want to make it any worse.

“Sam has got a bit of a groin injury.

“They could both probably play but we don’t want to do any long-term damage. We will have to assess them beforehand.”

Nick Swann is suspended for Hammers, while Harry Montacute is set to return to the squad having missed out against Bemerton.

With a number of experienced heads brought into his side over the summer making an impact in their cup success, King insists his squad is starting to work well together.

“It’s gelling really well,” he added.

“The older lads are pulling the younger ones about now and that’s really good.

“You can see in training that some of the attitude and commitment, that was maybe lacking last season, is coming to fruition.

“The younger lads are bouncing off the older boys now. For us as managers, you hope you click your fingers and it works straight away but players are still learning about each other and what they can do.

“It will take another 10 games to understand fully what everyone is capable of.”

Commenting on Bash, who lost 4-2 at home to Fareham Town in the cup on Saturday, King added: “I have had some good reports about Bashley.

“I have had a report on them in pre-season and had them watched in their first game of the season.

“You just try and do your homework as best as you can to give yourself every chance. I am more worried about us and what we do really.”

Elsewhere in the division, Brockenhurst face an away clash against Amesbury Town, with both sides going in search of their first points of the campaign at Bonneymead Park.

Poppies face an FA Cup extra preliminary round replay when they host Combined Counties League Premier Division Knaphill at Victoria Park.

The two sides played out a goalless draw in their first clash on Saturday.

Verwood are also in cup action as they host a replay against Badshot Lea at Potterne Park (all 7.45pm).

A second-half goal from Ryan Kelly gave Potters a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw when the teams first locked horns on Sunday.