DORCHESTER Town boss Callum Brooks revealed he is attempting to change the Magpies’ “whole culture” but warned on-field improvements would not be an “overnight process”.

Brooks oversaw a 4-1 defeat at Salisbury on Saturday, following up a 3-0 loss to Truro City – both sides are expected to challenge for league honours this season.

Dorchester, who finished 15th last season, do not have a fixture this weekend due to Saturday’s scheduled opponents Hayes & Yeading facing AFC Dunstable in the FA Cup Preliminary Round.

The Magpies will next visit Blackfield and Langley on Bank Holiday Monday (3pm) and Brooks conceded Dorchester will be “working hard” in the nine days between games.

He told Echosport: “We’ll be working hard on the training field to work on elements of our game which, over the last two, have not quite been up to scratch.

“We’ll be continuing to build the bond with the group, build the togetherness. This is a club that’s fought relegation.

“To come in and go to places like Truro and Salisbury and win is not going to be an overnight process. That doesn’t mean we haven’t gone there and tried to win, but it’s not the flick of a switch.

“We’ve tried to change the whole culture. I can understand a supporter looking at that and saying ‘same old Dorchester’.

“When you’re on the inside like I am, I believe there’s been great progress made and you’ll see that progress over a good span of time when fixtures even out a little bit.

“We’ve got three sessions now between the Blackfield game.”

Asked what Brooks specifically had in mind during the nine-day break, the Magpies’ manager hinted defensive work would be undertaken.

“We’ll be looking at the goals we’ve conceded,” he admitted. “This is alongside the general work we carry out on a weekly basis.

“Any side which conceded threes and fours isn’t going to be in a healthy position in the league.

“As ever, we will act on reasons why. I was going to say creating chances, but we’ve created enough chances (at Salisbury) to be good enough for a point at minimum.”