DORCHESTER Town midfielder Sam Lanahan insists there is no extra pressure on him to score goals after the recent exits of striker Phil Ormrod and attacking midfielder David Jerrard.

Lanahan, who has returned nine goals in 28 games for the Magpies this season, is Dorchester’s top scorer in the current campaign and last scored in the 2-2 draw with Chesham United in February.

But the midfielder is relaxed about his situation and told Echosport he puts pressure on himself to score, rather than pressure coming from elsewhere.

He said: “I always feel like I want to score goals and even though I might not get loads of touches, I know if the ball does come into the box I’m always a threat. It’s just increasing the chances.

“There’s plenty of people who can score goals like Billy (Lowes) and Ash (Pope). Obviously I do pride myself on trying to get as many as I can.

He added: “I’m on nine at the moment and I just want to get as many as I can. I’ve played 20-odd games – in my last spell I played 50-odd.

“There’s no real pressure on me, I always put pressure on myself. I feel like I should’ve scored against Hereford.”

Dorchester’s previous game finished 1-1 with relegation scrappers Dunstable Town – adding to a 3-3 draw with bottom side Gosport

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– but Lanahan felt the Magpies struggled to create chances, rather than taking the match for granted.

He said: “The Dunstable game, especially in the first half, we did dominate. You see top teams drawing with lower teams.

“I think it’s 10 chances to a goal in the Premier League. If you looks at the pitches we’re playing it’s hard to create those chances and we’re not Premier League players. It’s one of those things.

“I had one where the lad cleared it off the line. Other than that we didn’t have many opportunities. It was just a scrappy game on a horrible, bobbly pitch.

“Wealey (Chris Weale) made some cracking saves and it was unfortunate that that was the situation.

“We dominated them but when you look at the chances it was quite even.”

Dorchester next play Merthyr Town at home on Saturday (3pm).