WIMBORNE Town’s Luke Burbidge is plotting former boss Tom Killick’s downfall on the pitch – having already taken his money on the card table.

The 26-year-old winger returns to the Black Gold Stadium tomorrow as Magpies take on Poole Town in their Dorset Senior Cup semi-final (7.45pm).

While both teams could shuffle the pack in the county competition, Burbidge is eager to be involved against Dolphins boss Killick, who he believes is one of a kind.

Burbidge, a trump card since his switch to Cuthbury in September, told the Daily Echo: “Tommy was an ace manager and I have a lot of respect for him. He has always been good to me.

“He does everything differently to other managers but it works for him. He has such a good rapport with the boys.

“I used to play cards with him for three or four years on the team bus. You could be playing cards with him one minute and the next he could be telling you that you’re on the bench!

“There was a lot of us who used to play – me, Steve Devlin, Michael Walker and Marvin Brooks. Will Spetch would always be asleep on the back of the bus.

“Tommy didn’t like it when I beat him, put it that way. It was always a good laugh – I miss taking his money!

“He was good with me about moving to Wimborne, a lot of people would have been funny about it but he allowed it to happen. I can’t go back there with any negative thoughts as I have a lot of time for the club.”

Burbidge played an integral role as Poole won the Southern League title in 2016, finding the net 11 times in 43 appearances.

He has provided 25 assists and scored five goals during a blistering start to his career with Magpies.

Asked whether he would celebrate if he scored against Poole, the winger replied: “Probably not this time. I got an equaliser for Weymouth against them in the last minute when I went back there a few years ago.

“I loved it at the time but I soon felt bad. I got a bit of stick afterwards from (Poole chairman) Chris Reeves.

“He said it wasn’t courteous to celebrate against your former club so I may not consider it. It depends, if it’s the last minute and it puts us through, definitely!”

The winners of the cup clash will face either Shaftesbury Town or Portland United, who also meet tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Bashley will aim to record back-to-back Sydenhams Wessex Premier wins when they host Cowes Sports (7.30pm).

Hamworthy United make the trip to Baffins Milton Rovers, while Poppies visit Bemerton Heath Harlequins.

Lymington Town host Team Solent and Brockenhurst are away to Petersfield Town.

In Wessex One, Adie Arnold’s Verwood Town side travel to Folland Sports in the battle of the bottom two (all 7.45pm).