BOSS Tom Killick is hoping Poole Town can secure back-to-back wins for the first time since October when they visit Southern League South leaders Tiverton on Saturday (3pm).

Dolphins have struggled for any sort of consistency due to multiple home games being postponed, leading to a run of five defeats in seven.

But speaking to the Daily Echo, Killick admitted his side needed to find their form again.

“We’re away from home this weekend but I think the players can’t complain now about a lack of match fitness,” he said.

“We’ve now managed to string some games together – we played Salisbury, Dorchester, Wimborne and finally Farnborough in quick succession.

“With that said, it hasn’t been too match-heavy in my opinion – we’ve had a week off ahead of this one, so we should be fully ready.

“Now we are regularly playing again, it is about playing consistently in terms of performances.

“In quite a few of those games we were lacking, but I felt we were a lot better against Farnborough.”

If Poole can come away from Tivvy with full points, it will put Dolphins within striking distance, due to their long list of games in hand.

The Dorset club are currently 17 points behind the league leaders, but still have five games to catch up on.

“At the moment it is still manageable,” said Killick.

“In a few weeks’ time we start the sequence of Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday-Tuesday for a few weeks, but, as a whole, our schedule is not packed for the rest of the year.

“That being said, we do need to start stringing performances and, hopefully, results together.”

Top goalscorer Harry Baker missed Poole’s past two games after sustaining an injury on Boxing Day, leaving Killick to use centre half Will Spetch as a makeshift striker.

Despite Spetch’s goalscoring exploits, the boss is keen to have a recognised frontman again.

He said: “Although I thought Will did very well last week, he eventually tired because it was a different task I asked him to do.

“Harry is a natural striker, whilst Will is definitely at his best at the back. With Harry back and available, we become stronger at both ends again.”