DORCHESTER Town manager Steve Thompson feels beating Frome Town would be “every bit as big” as Saturday’s 3-2 win over Harrow ahead of facing the Robins in Evo-Stik Southern Premier South action tonight (7.45pm).

Thompson is set to be without centre-back Brennan Camp as the Bournemouth loanee heads to Spain for international duty with Scotland Under-19s.

Exeter duo Harry Kite and Ben Seymour were also due to be in academy action against Norwich last night, with Thompson hopeful the pair may feature in the Frome clash.

Thompson’s selection problems do not end there, with an ill Tom Blair a doubt, although striker Richard Gillespie should be fit after being rested for the Harrow victory with muscle tightness.

However, Bristol City’s Joe Low is also available after making his debut on Saturday.

With several absentees likely, Thompson believes taking three points against fellow relegation fighters Frome, who sit 21st, would be a major accomplishment.

He told Echosport: “If we win, it’ll be every bit as big a win as (Harrow). It’ll be very tough – it’s hard at the best of times.

“When you’ve got issues it becomes even harder. I’ve got issues, I’ve got to deal with them, the players have to deal with them. Players will get opportunities, Gilly will more than likely get an opportunity. Hopefully those players will come in and take their opportunities.

Frome lie six points and seven places behind the Magpies but Thompson felt it would be premature to label the encounter as a six-pointer.

He said: “It’s too early. They lost (3-1 to Gosport). I don’t know if that’s a good or a bad result because (Gosport) are down there as well.

“There’s going to be lots of twists and turns. We can only take care of our own business and Frome is another very, very important game.

“(Harrow) was every bit as important as the Frome game and so will the Staines game be. It could go on like that, not just for us, but for a lot of teams at both ends of the table for probably the rest of the season.

“You couldn’t say who is going to win it and go down, apart from Staines.”