DORCHESTER Town boss Steve Thompson has stressed the importance of his side’s next three games ahead of meeting Harrow Borough in their Evo-Stik Southern Premier South clash at the Clayson Stadium tomorrow (3pm).

The Magpies face the Reds before taking on current bottom sides Frome Town on Tuesday evening and Staines Town four days later.

Thompson sees the trio of fixtures as a chance to snare valuable points from rival teams while also improving Dorchester’s nightmarish home form in a season featuring just one home league win from 13 games.

He told Echosport: “Obviously we need to fare better at home than we have been this season. It’s a very important stage.

“Three games, all at home and two of them against the bottom two in the league at the moment. It’s a very important next week for us.”

Despite a 10-man Dorchester succumbing 4-1 to Harrow earlier in the season, Thompson has no specific thoughts of payback.

He said: “We just want to win for the three points and our league position really, more than any revenge or payback. It’s more about getting the points to improve our league position.

“There’s no denying we’re in a dogfight at the bottom and there’s lots of teams in it. Every three points is going to be important.”

Dorchester revealed their latest signing, Bristol City centre-back Joe Low, last night on a work experience loan as cover for the injured Callum Rose, who is set to miss up to four weeks with an ankle injury.

However, Thompson confessed he missed out on the first of his two targets after the unnamed player elected to join a higher-league club.

He said: “I wasn’t able to get my target, they went to a different club in a higher league.

“I do have (Low) from Bristol City that I’ve brought in as a defender. With Callum possibly out for four weeks with his injury I felt we needed to get one in in that area.

“Of course, Brennan goes on international duty after Saturday’s game. I felt I had to get one in when the opportunity arose, so that’s what I’ve done.”

But Thompson would not be drawn on whether Low would make his debut against Harrow.

He said: “There’s a lot to think about. I’ll have a think and pick a team based on training and what we know about Harrow.”

On Tuesday, Dorchester’s loanee goalkeeper Kingsley Latham had his deal with parent club Southampton extended by a further year and Thompson expressed his delight for the 20-year-old.

He said: “They’re very keen for him to come out and play games, which he has done. He obviously missed a month with illness but apart from that he’s been ever-present.

“He’s enjoying it and they’re pleased he’s getting games and match experience. Like I’ve said before, we’ve got two goalkeepers really competing for that number one spot.”

Luke Winsper has recovered from a leg problem, leaving Rose as the Magpies’ sole absentee after Ollie Griggs left the club for Winchester City in midweek.