STRIKER Ben Seymour revealed he jumped at the chance to join Dorchester Town once he learned of manager Steve Thompson’s interest.

Seymour, 19, signed his maiden professional contract with Exeter City in April and has enjoyed loan spells with Weston-super-Mare, Bideford and Gloucester City either side of signing with the Grecians.

Most recently, Seymour scored one National League South goal for Gloucester before joining the Magpies on a three-month loan deal and scoring twice in his first three games.

Commenting on a promising start to his stay at the Clayson Stadium, Seymour said: “It’s been good. The boys play attacking football and obviously I’m fitting in with that.

“I’ve just got to make sure that I’m getting my goals and doing as much as I can for the team.

“Obviously I was at Gloucester and then Tommo’s come in and I spoke to Kitey (Harry Kite) about it, he said it was good, and I wanted to get involved.”

Seymour scored the opener against Yate Town in their 1-1 FA Trophy first qualifying round draw, before grabbing the first goal in their 2-0 replay win.

Asked what scoring twice in his first two games meant to him, Seymour told Echosport: “That’s what a striker wants – to score goals.

“It was just unlucky not to score against (Merthyr). They play some good football and it just shows we can compete with them because they’re up there.

“All I want to do is just score some goals and help the team as much as I can. I feel I can do that and I’ve got the players around me to do that. I’ve just got to kick on from there.”

Seymour’s numerous loan spells are all aimed at catching the eye of the watching Exeter personnel, and the teenager hopes he can make a telling impact at the Magpies.

“That’s my main aim,” he said. “All I can do is score goals, have good performances and help the team as much as I can.

“Then that gets fed back to Exeter with the

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ideal opportunity of getting the call and being in the first team. I’ve just got to stay at it, take it week by week and go from there.

“I’m looking to get (the loan) extended, but just take each week how it is and slowly climb the table. We’ve got the ability in this team and I’ve seen it throughout the games I’ve been in,” he added.

Meanwhile, boss Thompson hailed the young Grecian’s influence since joining the county town side.

He said: “I thought he played well (against Merthyr), he led the line well, held it up well and he’ll be disappointed because he hasn’t had a chance to score.

“Maybe we should have let him have the free-kick first-half after scoring the other day, but (the players) must have thought it was better for (Neil Martin) to take it, for whatever reason.

“He’s done well. He’s got two in three. Strikers are disappointed when they go through a game and don’t get a chance, but it was tough going.”