CARETAKER Poole Town boss James Ellis has called upon his charges to impose their game on upcoming opponents Winchester City.

Dolphins travel across the county border this weekend to face Winchester, with just two points and one place separating the two teams in the Southern League Premier South table.

Winchester currently sit 10th, right above Poole Town in 11th.

After defeat last weekend at home to Walton & Hersham, Poole returned to winning ways in midweek with a 2-1 victory away at local neighbours Wimborne Town in the Dorset Senior Cup.

Interim manager Ellis believes he has Winchester well scouted ahead of the meeting (3pm), offering praise for his upcoming opponents.

However, Ellis wants his Poole side to ask questions of their hosts, rather than the other way round.

He told the Daily Echo: “I think Winchester away is not an easy game at all.

“In fact it's one of the harder away games you can get this season, I would have thought. Um

“I expect a team that that certainly will come with a plan and they will stick to the plan.

“I think we can we know what to expect from Winchester, and we've done our work behind the scenes on their recent fixtures.

“Our analyst has gone through all of those fixtures and reported back.

“We know what to expect and what to expect is they're going to be very good at what they do.

“It's our job to see how we can deal with that.

“And then equally, I think it's our job to make them adapt to what we do.

“Because we've got a very good squad and we need to start in some ways, making other teams change for us rather than us having to adapt to them.”

Poole should have latest signings Alefe Santos and Yoan Zouma available, subject to league approval.

Santos returns to Poole after spells with Gloucester City and Tiverton Town, whilst Zouma joins on loan until the end of the campaign from National South side Havant & Waterlooville.