DORCHESTER Town interim manager Trevor Senior insists he won’t be “jumping ship” in the wake of first-team coach Stuart Heath’s departure from the club.

Senior will take the Magpies to St Neots Town tomorrow (3pm) for their latest Evo-Stik Southern League Premier fixture and revealed that experienced goalkeeper Chris Weale has helped prepare the side in midweek.

Asked whether he had a replacement for Heath lined up, Senior told Echosport that Dorchester were advertising the role of manager and coach as a whole.

He said: “I haven’t at this stage got anybody to come in. I’ve discussed it with the board and we’re advertising the whole position.

“I’m not planning on jumping ship unless I’m not needed. Chris Weale is lending a hand with his experience. I’m sure that Chris and myself can see it through for the next couple of games, he’s quite happy to help.”

Senior added that the Magpies have worked on shooting exercises this week as they bid for victory over the Saints, who lie directly beneath them in the table, for a first win in four games.

He said: “That’s what we’re aiming for. They’re close to us, but not geography wise! The lads trained well on Tuesday, they looked bright.

“Obviously we were disappointed to go out of the cup. We worked on some shooting exercises, we’ve just got to take our chances.

“It’s no different really, it’s an early start, we won’t prepare any differently. Hopefully we can put right what went wrong last week.”

With no fit specialist striker, Senior admitted he has been searching all week but is likely to recall Sol Ayunga from Portland United.

“Two goals in six games is not good enough. Tom (Bearwish) and Phil (Ormrod) are both injured and we haven’t had a recognised striker for two games.

“I’m more than likely going to call Sol back from Portland. I’ve been trying all week to bring in a forward. I’ve got two leads but nothing will be done before Saturday,” he said.

Reflecting on Heath’s time at the club, Senior conceded it was a “shock” decision.

He said: “It came as a bit of a shock, but he put it across really well. A lot of what he said was true.

“I’d like to thank him for his support and helping me re-join the club. I think we worked quite well together and it gave me a chance to bed myself in.”

In addition to Ayunga’s expected arrival, Ross Carmichael is set to be available. However, Jamie Beasley has sustained an arm injury and joins Bearwish, Ormrod and Sam Lanahan on the sidelines.

“Tom went for an X-ray on Monday and he’s been told to rest it for a couple of weeks. Phil’s progressed, he’s done a little bit of light training but he’s still a bit sore. He’s a couple of weeks away as well.

“Sam is doubtful and probably won’t play. Jamie has an arm injury and will be out for a couple of weeks.

“Ross is back so unless anything happens he should be available,” Senior added.