DORCHESTER Town manager Callum Brooks believes the Magpies’ FA Cup first qualifying round tie at Evesham United on Sunday (3pm) can be used as a “springboard” to ignite their season.

Brooks’ men have endured a testing start to their BetVictor Southern Premier South campaign with four straight losses after an opening day 1-0 win over Beaconsfield.

Consequently, Brooks is hoping the clash in Worcestershire will be “a nice distraction” from the Magpies’ league form.

He told Echosport: “As coaches, players and people involved in the game it’s no different. Without a doubt it’s the greatest domestic cup competition in the world.

“It’s one that we look forward to and it’s a nice distraction from the league. What we need to use it for at the moment is an opportunity to springboard our season and put our recent disappointing league form behind us.”

Brooks also indicated he will field a full-strength side at the Jubilee Stadium with £4,500 on offer to the winners.

“For non-League clubs, because of the money involved, it’s something you have to attack and embrace,” he said.

“We’ve had a difficult month, whatever way you dress it up. We expected to do better than we’ve started in the league.

“The opportunity of a game separate from our league, playing a side not in our league, going to a new ground for a lot of our players is a nice distraction.

“I feel with the way it’s been for us the last month, we’re all looking forward to attacking the FA Cup, getting a positive result and we can build on that back into our league campaign.”

Charlie Davis (hamstring) is a doubt but Plymouth loanee Tom Purrington (ankle) and Tom Blair (suspension) miss out.