POOLE Town manager Matt Tubbs says his side must go to title-chasing Salisbury with their “heads up, chests out” if they are to take anything from their next Southern League Premier South fixture.

Second-placed Salisbury welcome Dolphins to the RayMac tomorrow afternoon (3pm) hoping to complete a league double over Poole.

Dolphins are currently reeling from four straight league defeats, including three losses at the their Tatnam Farm home.

One of those defeats at Tatnam were inflicted by Salisbury, the Whites coming back from two goals behind to dramatically win 5-4 at the end of January.

Although expectations are low amongst Poole supporters Tubbs does not believe that his side can approach the contest as a “free hit”, nor will they find success entering the game sitting back for a point.

He told the Daily Echo: “I don't think there's any such thing as a free hit in football.

“You want to pick up points, you want to climb the table. So that's what we'll do.

“We'll go there with a game plan and we'll try and win.

“There's no point going there and trying to draw because Salisbury are a great team.

“If you try and hold on and sit back, they'll punish you and then you could be on the receiving end of an even worse scoreline.

“We'll go there with a game plan - we’ve played them recently, so we can see the footage from that. “We’ve just got to dust ourselves down. We can't sulk.

“It’s time for heads up, chests out. That's what we need. We need men, between now and the rest of the season.”

Poole enter the contest in 11th place, equidistant from the final play-off spot of 5th and the last relegation berth of 19th.

Dolphins are eight points away from both, with 38 points from 25 games.