DORCHESTER Town boss Callum Brooks will “continue to work on weaknesses” as the Magpies prepare for their Southern League Challenge Cup second round match at Frome Town tonight (7.45pm).

Brooks came under fire from large sections of the home support on Saturday after Dorchester squandered a 1-0 lead against 10-man Walton Casuals, who led 2-1 before Neil Martin’s 95th-minute strike.

The 2-2 draw was immediately followed by a near two-hour crisis talk between Brooks and chairman Scott Symes.

Dorchester have just one victory in 10 league games but the Magpies have safely progressed in both the Challenge Cup and Dorset Senior Cup.

After the weekend’s draw, Brooks is keen for his players to take to the field and erase memories of a match which quickly turned sour.

He told Echosport: “The good thing is there’s a game where we can get the players back on the field and continue to work on weaknesses.

“More than that, players get confidence from playing well and they’ve got an opportunity to do that.

“Any type of win when you’re in our position would be positive and vital to add a bit of belief. That’s what’s on offer for us, as well as a place in the next round.”

Frome, relegated from the Southern Premier South last season, currently top Southern League Division One South by four points from Thatcham.

Brooks said: “Whether it’s league or cup, you don’t go anywhere and get an easy game.

“At this level there’s not bundles between the bottom of this division and the top of that one.

“We expect nothing but a full-blooded, challenging contest. We’re a match for anybody but it’s tying the loose ends together and getting results over the line.”

Star duo Tom Bath (knee) and Tom Blair (suspended) miss out but both are in contention to return at Chesham on Saturday.

Franklyn Clarke could feature despite playing just 60 minutes against Casuals with a sickness bug.