PLAY-OFF chasing Poole Town will look to seal a hat-trick of wins in all competitions when they visit title contenders Taunton Town on Saturday (3pm).

Dolphins have the chance to record a league double over the Peacocks this season, after a narrow 1-0 victory at Black Gold Stadium back in October.

The Dorset club hold the all-important fifth spot in the table at present – the last in the race for the play-offs.

They are three points ahead of sixth-placed Kings Langley, despite having played a game more than their nearest challengers.

While boss Tom Killick remains banned for two more games, first-team coach Micky Hubbard will step into the breach once more to guide Dolphins in Devon.

He was buoyed after steering Poole into the Dorset Senior Cup final against Weymouth on Tuesday.

Hubbard told the Daily Echo: “The frustrating thing is, at the start of the season our away form was a lot better than our home form. Recently, that’s sort of swapped around.

“I think Tuesday’s win over Weymouth might have helped. Yes, they weren’t at their strongest but it helps build momentum – and hopefully we can take that momentum into Saturday.

“Going into Saturday, I think we have to go at them and be positive. That’s how we normally play, and if we do that we know we can get something from the game.”

Dolphins have been without goalscorers Luke Roberts and Jake Scrimshaw in recent games and while Hubbard is expecting some extra firepower, he may not have both players back.

“Hopefully we will have Jake,” he added.

“Will Spetch has finished his suspension as well and got minutes during the week. We also managed to rest a few players that had knocks and niggles, while also giving game time to lads who needed it, which helps with their fitness and confidence.”

Star frontman Roberts recently went for an MRI scan on his knee, which revealed the current injury setback is just swelling and not as serious as first thought.

However, Poole do not have a specific timeframe for Roberts’s return.

Hubbard said: “It will probably be too soon for Luke. I’m not too sure about when exactly he’ll be back. We certainly don’t want to rush him back and aggravate an injury again.

“We’ll have a strong squad available. It’ll be a strong starting XI with a strong bench as well, which is something we don’t always have.”

Ex-Poole Town striker Richard Gillespie will continue to assist Hubbard, after announcing his retirement from playing earlier this week.