SCOTT Morgan says he can't wait to be part of Dorchester's push to win promotion to the Conference National after agreeing a new contract for next season.

The 32-year-old, left-sided defender has accepted manager Mick Jenkins' offer of a new one-year deal and expects to put pen to paper shortly.

"From what I have heard, big things are about to happen at Dorchester and I want to be part of it," said Morgan.

"I haven't got a clue who the new investor is that everyone is talking about, but it seems pretty certain to go through and I'm just looking forward to helping the club go forward because I'm very happy here."

Morgan's new deal includes an option for a further year providing he plays at least 25 senior games next season.

"Injuries set me back big time last season after making a good start. But by the end I had overcome them and got back to my best.

"Now I can't wait to get back to training on July 5 and I reckon I will make 25 easily if I can keep clear of injuries."

Meanwhile Jenkins thinks this week's sacking of Stuart Pearce as Manchester City boss could have put a damper on his plans to play a prestigious pre-season friendly against the Premiership stars at the Avenue Stadium.

Jenkins had reached a provisional agreement for the friendly with Pearce's assistant Steve Wigley - but now he fears the wind of change blowing through Eastlands could leave the Magpies out in the cold.

"Steve is a good friend of mine and I have been talking to him since Christmas about playing a friendly against us pre-season," said Jenkins.

"City were thinking about taking their squad down to Woodbury Park in Devon, which is used for pre-season training camps by a lot of League clubs, and the idea was that they would stop off to play us on their way back to Manchester.

"But it's likely to be all change at Manchester now that Stuart has gone and I'm not sure how Steve stands. Usually when the top man is replaced, the new one brings in his own staff, but we will just have to wait and see.

"It's a great shame because it would be a prestigious game for us and would have got our season off to a great start."

However, if the City visit is a non-starter, Jenkins does not expect to be short of high quality, pre-season opposition.

"I have also spoken to Harry Redknapp at Portsmouth and Kevin Bond at Bournemouth and I am lining up friendlies against Exeter City and Yeovil too.

"We'll also be taking a side to Christchurch and Lymington and New Milton as well."