BOURNEMOUTH director of rugby Will Croker is set to welcome back several key players to his squad for Saturday’s National Two South home clash with Tonbridge Juddians.

Goalkicker Grant Hancox comes back in, moving from his regular position of full-back to take the fly-half jersey.

Regular stand-off Mike Pope features at scrum-half as last weekend’s star man Liam Driscoll is unavailable.

Freddie Gleadowe, twice a try scorer this campaign, comes back in at outside centre, with Alex Everett-Bolter moving back to his regular berth on the wing.

Ben Meadon switches from wing to full-back and Wyn Roberts is promoted off the bench to the left wing after his brace as a substitute away at Henley.

Scott Chislett, Sam Hardcastle, Tom Napier and Ryan Hughes return from injury to make up the bench.

Croker said: “We’re really looking forward to it. It’s going to be one of those afternoons where there will be tries scored.

“It’s a game we are confident of being very competitive in.

“We always target our home games. We’ve got a great record at home over the years and we are in no mood to take our foot off the gas. We love cranking up the pressure at home.”

Lions, yet to win since being promoted to the fourth tier, welcome Tonbridge to continue their tough run of opening fixtures.

The Kent side finished third in the league last season, missing out on promotion by a single point.

And the visitors come to Bournemouth undefeated this campaign, having scored an average of 50 points in each of their opening three fixtures.

“They have always been a very aspirational club playing in an area where there is always a lot of competition for players,” said Croker.

“They’ve got a big pack that carry hard and they will be coached well by Peter Dancart. But we know what to expect.”