BOSS Tom Killick believes his Poole Town charges have what it takes to overcome Taunton Town – and any other side they face in the Southern League Premier South.

The Somerset side visit the Black Gold Stadium tomorrow (7.45pm) as one of the early season favourites for title contention, and despite a somewhat slow start, Killick is still wary of the threat they pose.

Killick told the Daily Echo: “Whenever you play Taunton, it’s going to be difficult, because they’ve got this huge squad, and this ability to recruit players at will. You can’t bleat about that, that is a fact of life.

“You know when you play them, that they are going to have powerful players. What you hope is that we are as effective as possible.

“I would back us against anyone. If we play properly, there is no team that I’m particularly worried about, we just have to focus on ourselves.”

Despite the numerous sides with promotion credentials, Killick is confident his side can go toe-to-toe with anyone in the division.

“I feel that is the beauty of the group,” continued Killick. “I’ve got enough confidence within to feel that if we do the things that I know we are capable of, then the opposition becomes slightly irrelevant.

“That sounds a bit arrogant, but Taunton will feel the same, and I’m sure Met Police will feel the same, Weston-super-Mare will feel the same, Hayes & Yeading and so on.

“As a manager, and as a group, you have to back yourselves that you’re good enough to compete, you’re good enough to beat the other top sides, and that’s the case with us.

“We play Taunton, we expect to beat Taunton. We know it is going to take a huge effort, because they’ve got a lot of really good players. That’s our mindset, it always has been and always will be.”

Jamie Whisken is back in the side after being unavailable at the weekend, whilst promising youngster Joe Wickham has signed dual-registration forms with Shaftesbury in the Wessex Premier.

The only doubt for Dolphins is Will Spetch, who played through a foot injury in the draw with Met Police.