BOSS Tom Killick is not expecting to repeat Poole’s earlier 5-0 thrashing of Swindon Supermarine when his side visit Wiltshire tomorrow, but is still hopeful his charges can take something away from the game.

Dolphins eased past their Southern League Premier South rivals in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup at the start of September, writes Jack Tanner.

But Killick is predicting a tighter affair when the sides match up for the first time this season in the league.

Killick told the Daily Echo: “As we talked about after the FA Cup game, they’ve got a very strong team.

“They will perhaps look back at that as perhaps a freak result in terms of the game was fairly even - we ended up getting ourselves in front and picking them off when they were leaving gaps.

“Going away against a side of that strength, we’re not going to get the same sort of result. We just have to see what we can grind out.”

Poole are expecting a full compliment of outfield players for the trip to Swindon, with the exception of Corby Moore, who serves the final game of a three-match ban.

“I’m hoping in terms of the strength of squad for Saturday, we should be in a relatively good place,” continued Killick.

“We came through last Saturday largely unscathed. We’ll get Spetchy (Will Spetch) back into the group, and obviously most of the first-teamers had a rest midweek.

“Luke Burbidge had a run out because he hasn’t had much training since the birth of his little girl, so we thought we’d get some minutes into him.

“Young Declan Rose was very good again on Tuesday. We’re not too bad on numbers. Corby (Moore) will serve the last match of his ban.

“That was another blessing about Tuesday, that it counted for one of Corby’s three games. So, that’s another one ticked off.”

The only other absence for Dolphins will be goalkeeper Mark Childs, who cannot make the game due to work commitments.

Poole have drafted in former Swansea and Southampton talent Alex Rutter, who will deputise in Childs’ absence.