DORCHESTER Town have announced that Craig Laird has been appointed the club's new manager.

The former Weston-Super-Mare and Yate Town boss comes in after a spell at Bridgwater Town.

Laird, who was present at Boxing Day's Ridgeway derby, is not set to take charge when the Magpies travel to Basingstoke tomorrow, but is expected to be present in a watching brief in that fixture.