DORCHESTER Town manager Callum Brooks hopes to make an “immediate impact” ahead of the Magpies’ Evo-Stik Southern Premier South clash at Farnborough tomorrow (3pm).

Brooks makes his managerial debut for Dorchester with just 10 games to save them from relegation after predecessor Steve Thompson perished following a 0-0 draw with Gosport.

That result saw Dorchester slip into the relegation zone for the second time this season, albeit only on goal difference despite being level on points with Basingstoke.

But Brooks, who will study videos of the 10th-placed Yellows, has stressed the need to treat the Magpies’ remaining matches as “10 cup finals”.

He told Echosport: “I’ve got some footage of Farnborough, which is par for the course with any opposition. I’ll be doing the research and at the same time I’ll be setting our group up as strongly as possible with Trevor (Senior’s) input.

“We’ll go up there and the performance needs to represent the position we’re in. It is going to be a dog fight and there’s 10 cup finals.

“Everything will go into (Farnborough) and after that everything will go into Tuesday (at Merthyr).

“I cover all aspects. It’s no good watching copious hours of the opposition if you’ve not got your own house in order.

“Where I can, I’ll always do research on opposition, on players. There’ll be certain traits we carry into every game, regardless of the opposition.

“I got a lot of opportunities in the National League South because you had very good access to watch other teams, so I’ve continued that habit where possible.”

Brooks is facing a defensive dilemma with Neil Martin (appendix) and Callum Rose (ankle) injured, while Joe Low serves the final game of a three-match ban. However, the new boss is unperturbed.

He said: “I’ve got no history of team selection, so it will be ‘we’ve got what we’ve got’.

“I always prefer to focus on the solution, rather than the problem. I don’t get too stressed about things we can’t change. Injuries are injuries.

“We’ll be as organised as possible and it’s my job to get them as motivated as possible and we’ll go and give it the best we can. I’m hoping we can have an immediate impact.”

Brooks also suggested he would elect for an “effective” style of play.

He said: “First things first, we’ve got to have a look at what we’ve got and find a very effective way of playing.

“Right now it’s a case of ‘we’ve got to get points’. How we get them is not the primary concern.

“We’re in a position where we need points, and quick. It will be the style of play that gives us the best chance of registering some points.

“Over time, the philosophy can be dripped in but it’s happened very quickly and we’ve got to hit the ground running.”