DORCHESTER Town manager Craig Laird insists he will be getting information from elsewhere as his side battle to beat the drop, but insists it is all about how the Magpies perform themselves.

The county town side go into their final game of the season needing a point to secure their safety at Stratford Town on Saturday (3pm).

Should they lose, Dorchester would be relying on Kings Langley and Cambridge City not to secure wins against Cirencester and St Neots respectively.

Laird told Echosport: “I am looking forward to the game and, hopefully, we can get the right result for everybody involved with Dorchester Town.

“We will manage the game and see where we are. I am sure Stratford will go out there wanting to keep the league honest and do a job on us.

“We need to get a draw at least and, if we lose, we are in the hands of the gods anyway. The results that are going on elsewhere don’t really bother me, it’s just what we do.”

Asked whether he will be fed information from elsewhere, the Avenue boss added: “I am sure someone will be in touch from the games to let us know what’s going on, but I feel we just need to take care of ourselves.

“Really, we just need to focus on our own game, it’s a case of focusing on what we do.

“Once we pick that XI and send them out there, we can only rely on their individual performances.”

Laird is hopeful Kyle Egan will return for the clash.