POOLE boss Tom Killick issued a stern warning to Truro City midfielder Noah Keats – score and you could ruin your dinner.

Killick is hosting the former Exeter City youngster and his family over Christmas, with the White Tigers set to visit the Black Gold Stadium on Boxing Day (3pm).

Keats was part of the Truro side which reached the FA Cup first round, playing 90 minutes as the Cornish outfit lost 3-1 at Charlton Athletic last month.

But the Dolphins manager insisted he did not want an impressive showing from Keats when the sides lock horns in the first contest of a league double-header.

He told the Daily Echo: “Noah Keats is the son of some close friends of mine. They are coming to stay with us over Christmas and are coming to the Boxing Day game.

“I hope for Noah’s sake he doesn’t do anything silly like score or provide an assist, otherwise he might not get any gravy on his potatoes.

“He doesn’t want to jeopardise either his sleeping arrangements or his dinner, so we will see!

“They are big family friends. I think they are coming up to watch the game, then they will stay over.”

Killick added: “I am familiar with quite a few of Truro’s players in terms of them being in and around this level.

“From what I gather, they have been exceptional in terms of having a real spirit and the ability to win games late on and come from behind.

“They have a never-say-die attitude which has served them really well in the league and the FA Cup.”

Poole will travel to Treyew Road to take on Lee Hodges’s troops on New Year’s Day.