BOSS Tom Killick lifted the lid on Poole Town’s upcoming gruelling journey to Truro and admitted: “I doubt any of the players will have productive work days on Wednesday!”

Part-time Dolphins will tomorrow (7.45pm) make the 336-mile round trip to Treyew Road with a full-squad after players managed to take time off work.

Killick told the Daily Echo: “Luckily it’s a fixture that we’ve known about since the start of the season, so everyone is available.

“It’s not a trip I’d like to make at all, let alone midweek! It’s a long and horrible journey, but to be fair at this level, it’s the only really bad one we have.

“We just have to get on with it. It’s not really the journey, it’s the next day. I doubt any of the players will have productive work days on Wednesday!

“I remember one year we got back at about half three in the morning and Will Spetch had to be back up at six to go to London!

“But that’s the commitment these boys put in and I’m proud of them for it.”

Poole go into the fixture without a weekend outing under their belts, after their match with Beaconsfield was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Black Gold Stadium.

Killick added: “On the one hand we’re slightly grateful that we’ve had a bit more breathing space ahead of two very big games, with the FA Cup (against Hayes & Yeading) next weekend.

“However, it’s another game crammed in at a later stage and another game to catch up on.”

Truro leapfrogged Dolphins into second place in Southern League South after a 2-1 win over Harrow on Saturday, with Poole having two games in hand on the Cornish outfit.

Rivals Wimborne recently held Truro to a 2-2 draw, with Killick taking the opportunity to get some scouting done. “I went and watched them at Cuthbury, and I thought they probably felt like they weren’t at their best,” said the Poole boss.

“Still, they looked a threat and I think recently they’ve brought back a bit of firepower in Louis Rooney and Stewart Yetton, two strikers who have been a threat at this level and above.

“I’m expecting a tough game and a challenge but one we can overcome.”

After some confusion, Luke Holmes’ suspension incurred after a red card against Tooting & Mitcham will begin against the White Tigers.

The ex-Wimborne wide man will miss Dolphins’ next three games.