DORCHESTER Town's director of football Shaun Brooks has captured the services of ex-Weymouth defender Roy O'Brien.

The Irishman was not offered a new contract by the Terras at the end of last season so the Magpies swooped.

O'Brien, who is 32, has signed as a player but he will also be heavily involved in the club's coaching set-up.

Brooks said: "Roy O'Brien has signed a one-year deal as a player but he will also be involved in the coaching set up as well. I have known him a long time since he was at AFC Bournemouth and he is the perfect person to bring in.

"On the playing side he has fantastic experience but as well as that he also has loads of contacts and he knows lots of players in the area. I think he will be invaluable to me."

When asked whether there are any other signings in the pipeline, Brooks added: "Things are ongoing and I am now looking forward to starting pre-season training next Thursday.

"I have a lot of players coming down but of course all their agents are going to back their own men and that is why I want to see them with my own eyes. We still need another six or seven players."