DORCHESTER Town boss Callum Brooks insisted he has worked with “integrity” and “honesty” during his Magpies’ tenure and vowed to fight on as manager.

Brooks, who has overseen just six wins from 24 games in all competitions this season, won widespread applause for helping Dorchester avoid relegation in the final 10 games of last season.

However, the Magpies’ current form has dropped off considerably, with a solitary victory in 11 league matches piling pressure on Brooks, whose side were beaten 6-3 at leaders Chesham on Saturday.

Asked by Echosport if he planned to continue as boss, he said: “Yes. I’ll do some long, hard thinking. I’m not going to do anything straight in the heat of the moment.

“I do need to look at things and some of the desire shown (by the players). I talk about people having hearts and that.

“I’ve got no doubt the players turned up and wanted to win (at Chesham) and thought they would try.

“Whether it’s to that level of what it takes to overcome the type of opposition in this league, I’d have to question that.

“That’s what I need to think on, but from the moment I’ve taken the job in March I’ve done nothing but work extremely hard with an honesty and integrity. My head’s held high, to be honest – regardless.”

Dorchester will look to turn their BetVictor Southern Premier South fortunes around at Farnborough on Saturday (3pm) – the scene of Brooks’ debut game in charge in which the Magpies secured a 2-2 draw.