BOSS Tom Killick is confident Poole Town can continue their fine run of form – but does not want that confidence confused with arrogance.

Dolphins on Saturday moved into the Southern League South play-off spots for the first time this season after their 1-1 draw with Swindon Supermarine made it six games undefeated.

However, Poole's lofty position is under threat with the likes of Kings Langley and Merthyr Town having games in hand and a string of other sides in close proximity.

Killick, whose side entertain Tiverton Town tomorrow (7.45pm), told the Daily Echo: “We always like to think we can win. If that comes across as arrogance, we’re guilty as charged.

“We go to every match, home and away, hungry to win. It’s key to have that mentality. If you expect to lose, you’re not going to get very far.

“If that’s arrogance, then we have to accept it. But I don’t see it that way.”

Poole are hoping to complete the double over Tiverton after a 2-0 win over the Devon outfit in January.

“Tiverton are always a physical side and very organised," said Killick.

"But the players are in a really good frame of mind. We cannot let out levels drop for one moment. Confidence is high and we go into the game in good shape.”

Defensively, Poole will soon be short on numbers. In the wake of Jordan Alawode-Williams's departure, fellow full-back Jake Smeeton is set to be unavailable shortly.

Despite this, Killick vowed to put faith in the players available to him before looking elsewhere.

He said: “While we may need one more body, there are players on the periphery of the squad who deserve a chance.

“Jake Scrimshaw and Sam House got their opportunity on Saturday. Adam Grange and Will Spetch are coming back from injury off the bench.

“Spetch will probably back in the team on Tuesday and it likely we will see James Constable and Luke Roberts in some capacity.”

Cherries youngster James Boote has made only one start during his loan spell at Black Gold Stadium and Killick admits the 19-year-old has been dealt a harsh hand.

“James deserves to play more than he has," said Killick.

"If we’re missing people, I’d like to give players in the squad an opportunity before any new signings.”