POOLE Town manager Tom Killick has hinted at the possibility of handing a full debut to new signing Sam House against Gosport Borough tomorrow.

House was last week drafted in from Sydenhams Wessex Premier outfit Lymington Town and came off the bench during Dolphins’ 1-0 win over Taunton on Saturday.

The frontman is in contention to make his first start in Southern League South when Poole do battle with Borough at Privett Park (7.45pm).

House is ineligible for Poole’s FA Cup fourth qualifying round clash at Haringey Borough on Saturday having already turned out in the competition for Lymington this season.

And as Killick has doubts over the fitness of both Luke Roberts and Richard Gillespie, he may turn to House to lead the line.

Discussing his signing, Killick told the Daily Echo: “I watched him a couple of years ago without really taking too much notice. People kept referring him to me and I just felt that he deserved an opportunity.

“He is a good friend of Luke Roberts and he spoke highly of him. Sam scored goals over a decent period of time for Lymington and we want to see if he can step up.

“He trained well on Thursday and I was umming and ahing about starting him against Taunton after Luke had pulled out injured.

“In the end, I thought it was potentially too big a call so we brought him off the bench with 20 minutes left and he looked very comfortable and competent.

“It is early days but, hopefully, he will enjoy being with us and he can turn out to be a good acquisition. It is a step up but he is someone we feel has a chance and he seems a genuine lad.”

Killick hopes defender Will Spetch will be available for the trip to Haringey, while Jack Dickson returns to the squad for the visit to Gosport.

Dolphins: (from) Cairney, Alawode-Williams, Smeeton, Leslie-Smith, Whisken, Moore, Griffin, Devlin, Pettefer, Brooks, Bedford, Grange, House, O’Connor, Gilot, Balmer, Dickson.