DORCHESTER Town manager Callum Brooks has upped the ante ahead of the Magpies’ Evo-Stik Southern Premier South clash at Kings Langley tomorrow (3pm), insisting Lango are “under a huge amount of pressure”.

Dorchester and Langley have interests at opposite ends of the table with the Magpies seeking to secure their status in the division and their opponents hoping to retake the final play-off berth from Poole.

With three game left, Brooks’ men occupy 15th, six points clear of relegation-threatened Gosport in 20th, although Boro are expected to narrow the gap against relegated Staines Town this weekend.

Lango, meanwhile, lost fifth place to Poole last weekend letting slip a six-point advantage over the Dolphins after two consecutive losses.

Such a turnaround in fortunes for Lango has led Brooks to describe their situation as “desperate” with both sides in sharp need of victory.

He told Echosport: “It seems like every game we go into us or the opposition seem to be fighting for something.

“I’ve seen Kings Langley a couple of times this season and I’m working on some reports so it’s the staple week’s preparation and making sure we’re in the best shape possible.

“Hopefully we can have a good afternoon and get the result we crave.

“They’ve had a fantastic season – I actually know the manager (Steve Conroy) there, so he’s got them going. There’s a lot of life about them. They’ve been winning a lot of games, so credit to them for that.

“I think now they’re within touching distance of a play-off spot that comes with a huge amount of pressure, even if you never expected it.

“Up to last weekend they were in that play-off spot. If you’ve had it and it’s been taken away there’ll be a real desperation, I’d imagine, for them to get that back.

“I feel with ourselves we have got that cushion so we’ve got to go up there and be organised. If we play to our capabilities we’ve got every chance of winning.”

Ross Carmichael trained with physio Emma Tonkin this week but is awaiting MRI scan results on a knee ligament injury, while James Granger is out for the season with a rib injury.

Josh Williams is expected to be given the nod from Bridport to fill in for Granger.