DORCHESTER Town temporary boss Jody Rivers has dampened talk of fulfilling the Magpies’ vacant managerial role on a full-time basis.

Rivers was set to step in for previous boss Callum Brooks for a second time at Swindon Supermarine today (3pm) prior to the game's postponement due to a waterlogged pitch.

In his opening fixture, Rivers collected a point from a tempestuous 4-4 draw at Gosport on Tuesday night, but the former first-team coach is taking “one game at a time” with regards to his future.

He told Echosport: “I know it’s a cliché but I’m taking it one game at a time.

“Scott (Symes, chairman) and the board have been absolutely brilliant to me in the fact that they’ve given me full support, they’ve backed me to bring players in and not interfered.

“The first time I was asked for the team was an hour before the (Gosport) game, so they’ve let me do that.

“I’ve tried to put my stamp on it with selecting a different formation.

“Ultimately, if nothing else, the positive for the football club is that if they haven’t got a replacement lined up, hopefully my passion, enthusiasm and getting hold of a team and keeping them together will give them enough time to make the right appointment regardless of who that is.”

Rivers added it had been an emotional weekend in the aftermath of Brooks’ departure.

“From a personal perspective, the weekend was horrible,” Rivers conceded.

“A top coach, a top friend, is no longer in his job. The professionalism of Callum is unbelievable.

“I spoke with him on Saturday and Sunday and he told me ‘you have to do what’s right for the football club.

“He said ‘I brought you in and it’s not my decision to tell you whether you’re there or not, so while they’re employing you, you have to be professional, show your class, do what’s right and what the club asks.’

“I took the emotion out of it and I did my planning as I always would for (Gosport). I’m not going to lie, it’s been a horrible weekend.

“Hopefully that point will give anyone associated with the club something to be proud of.”