POOLE Town boss Matt Tubbs requires a reaction from his charges against Hanwell Town following Tuesday night’s late capitulation against Salisbury.

Dolphins had led by two goals on three occasions against title-chasing Salisbury, but conspired to lose 5-4 at home.

Defeat against Salisbury followed a loss away at struggling Tiverton last weekend, with Poole’s play-off push taking a hit.

Tubbs believes Saturday’s clash (3pm) with Hanwell could represent a turning point in Poole’s stop-start season.

He told the Daily Echo: “We have to have a reaction.

“We keep saying it has to be a turning point in our season where we can start climbing the table and it has to start Saturday.

“No two ways about it.

“We have to be at it. We do our due diligence on them.

"We have to be ready for the challenge.

“They're kind of mid-to-low table.

“So they're going to be bang up for it because they don't want to get sucked into a dogfight.

“But if we play like we did (against Salisbury), we’re a match for anyone.

“It's just that level of consistency over the 90 minutes.”

Against Salisbury, Luke Nippard, Kyran Samadi, and Toby Holmes all came off after appearing to struggle with fitness.

However, Tubbs is expecting no absences for tomorrow’s game.

“No major concerns,” restarted Tubbs.

“I think it’s more precaution.

“I think as we haven't had a game for so long and then we play on two heavy pitches, it’s going to take a toll on the lads.

“But this is why we've got a squad. We have to rotate, which we did (against Salisbury) and then lads on the bench had to come on and be ready.

“Like I’ve said, it's frustrating to take (the defeat against Salisbury), but, we have to take the positives out of it because there's no point just looking at the negatives.

“We have to take the positives and then we move forward.

“We train on Thursday and then go again on Saturday."