JAMES Stokoe is expecting "a completely different game" when promotion-chasing Chesham United come to Cuthbury on Saturday to what Wimborne Town faced in midweek.

Magpies played out a goalless drew with Merthyr Town on Tuesday, adding to their 2-2 draw at Tiverton Town last weekend.

Those results leave Wimborne 13th in Southern League South, 11 places and 26 points behind Chesham.

And player-assistant boss Stokoe expects a tough tussle on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

"Chesham not going to get the ball down and pass it the same as Merthyr did," he told Radio Wimborne.

"They're going to be more direct. They're a more physical, bigger side, full of non-league men so to speak.

"It will be a different aspect, different game altogether on Saturday."

Stokoe also says there are some fitness concerns within the squad, including veteran Carl Pettefer.

"We've got to assess the players," he said.

"We've got a few carrying knocks and niggles. Carl was carrying a slight knock and we were advised by Laurence (Russell), the physio, that 55-60 minutes was probably all we could manage effectively out of Petts and we don't want to risk him.

"Going into Saturday we've got to patch up, repair players and then Saturday will be a completely different game to what we saw on Tuesday."

In the same league, Poole Town will hope to return to action after their latest postponement when they host Hayes & Yeading United (3pm).

Dolphins are winless in three games and sit 10th in the table.