DORCHESTER Town assistant-manager Trevor Senior insists the Magpies will focus on their own affairs ahead of a trip to bottom side Staines Town in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier South tomorrow (3pm).

Staines sacked manager Rob Easom in midweek having won just three league games from 18 fixtures this season, replacing him with 66-year-old Barry Silkman.

The Swans have lost each of their past four league games, while Dorchester beat Frome 1-0 on Tuesday.

However, Senior expects the usual positive response from a team boosted by a fresh manager.

He told Echsoport: “There’s a reaction from players when they get a new manager. I don’t know whether they’ll bring players in or not.

“I’m sure Steve (Thompson) will concentrate on what we do. It’s up to us to go there. By all accounts it’s a nice playing surface there which will suit the way we play football.

“That took us a little bit of adjustment (against Frome). We’ve had three or four games at home on the trot now and (Frome) was the first time we’ve been on grass since we played Yate away in the FA Trophy.

“It did make a difference because we were used to playing on the all-weather. Now we’ve got that out of our system, if the surface is good (tomorrow) I’m sure we’ll be back on it.”

Asked if the victory against rivals Frome would be devalued by a poor result at basement side Staines, Senior said: “No, not really, it’s completely different.

“With two away games we’d have probably taken four out of six points if you’d have offered them to us.

“It’s a different type of game. (Frome) are scrapping for points, same as Staines. I wouldn’t look negatively at going there and not winning, but we want to go there and win and that’s what we’re looking to do.

“Six points would be better than four and three, but I wouldn’t say it (would be) a failure. In this league with two or three wins we could move up a few places.

“After the Chesham game we were in the relegation zone and the lads have shown a lot of character over the last couple of games to get a good result against Hungerford – a team in a higher division – and (Frome).

“We want to try and improve that run. It’s one defeat in seven, irrespective of who you play because there’s no easy games.”

Callum Rose and Tom Blair are available after their respective two and four match bans ended after the Frome game.

Harry Kite picked up a groin knock against the Robins but is expected to be fit.