BOSS Tom Killick admitted he would be unsure what to expect when Poole Town host old foes Hungerford in the FA Cup second qualifying round.

The two sides are set to meet for the first time since Dolphins’ relegation from National South two years ago.

Poole and Hungerford have had matching fortunes for much of their recent history – with the two teams vying for promotion at three different levels since they met in Southern League South & West in 2011.

But Killick is expecting a completely different style of play many people associated with Hungerford under long-serving manager Bobby Wilkinson.

Ian Herring is now in charge of the Bulpit Lane side with ex-Dolphins striker James Constable a player-coach.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s showdown (3pm), Killick told the Daily Echo: “Despite our frequent battles with Hungerford over the years, we are going into this game sort of blind.

“Their old style of play has gone and they’ve had to reinvent themselves under a young manager with lots of ideas.

“I’m not sure exactly how they’ll play but I’m not anticipating the physical slug-fests we’ve shared in the past with them.”

Hungerford have only managed two wins in National South this campaign, sitting second from bottom.

With Southern League South Dolphins harbouring ambitions of a return back to the sixth tier, Killick insisted the match-up would give his side a taste of the level they want to be playing at.

A considerable £6,750 is also at stake for the winners.

“It will be a good indicator of where this group of players is at,” said the Poole boss.

“Most of them have played at that level before but it’ll be a good test for them.

“Our league form has been quite good and I’m keen to continue that form in the cup. The FA Cup can be a good money spinner if you get lucky with the draw.

“We perhaps weren’t lucky with this particular draw but it is very much a winnable game.”