BOSS Ollie Cherrett believes Christchurch’s rescheduled trip to Weymouth reserves in Sydenhams Wessex One tonight will be a stern test (7.45pm).

The contest, which was initially due to be played last week but was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at the Bob Lucas Stadium, is Priory’s first league encounter of the campaign.

And having been dumped out of the FA Cup with a 5-1 loss at home against AFC Portchester on Saturday, Cherrett is eager to see his charges bounce back.

He told the Daily Echo: “Your league campaign is your bread and butter. This is where we will see how far we have come and where we have to go.

“This is where we will be judged at the end of the day. This is where I will judge my players and I will be judged as a manager.”

Weymouth got their league campaign going with a 3-2 victory over Totton & Eling on Saturday.

Quizzed on their upcoming opponents, Cherrett added: “Weymouth will give us a real test, so it will be interesting. I am looking forward to it.

“I believe it will be one of the hardest places to go this season.

“It will be a big test but we are desperate to get three points and get our season off on a high.”

David Legg is set to come back into the Christchurch squad after missing out at the weekend through suspension. Richard Sands and Mark Claremont are also expected to return.