DEPLETED Salisbury were always going to be up against it in their latest two pre-season game.

This proved to be the case as they lost 4-0 to Forest Green and 7-0 to Eastleigh.

Steve Claridge said: “We have a load of injuries and players away. We have a back four where only one is playing in their rightful position. I think with a full strength team the score would have been a lot different."

"Against Eastleigh we hit the post twice and had four good chances, but they were clinical."

This Saturday (3pm), the Whites are at Downton.