NEW Dorchester Town boss Leigh Robinson admitted he will be treating tonight’s Dorset Senior Cup semi-final against Wimborne (7.45pm) as a “glorified friendly”.

The competition is Dorchester’s only realistic chance of silverware this season, with the Magpies languishing at the bottom of the BetVictor Southern Premier South standings.

However, Dorchester’s plight has led Robinson to prioritise the league as he seeks to lead the Magpies out of the relegation zone.

Tantalisingly for Dorchester fans, Robinson also teased the prospect of new players being drafted into the squad in the build-up to Saturday’s home clash with former club Truro City.

Speaking to Echosport, he said: “It’s not an important game at all.

“We’re going to use it almost as a glorified friendly to look at a few players and essentially experiment a little bit.

“The Dorset (Senior) Cup, in where we are now, is not important. We’ll be hopefully getting some players in so we can have a look at them in games and hopefully get them ready for Saturday.

“We had an unbelievably young squad (at Beaconsfield) and that tells you where we are and where we need to improve.”

Robinson will have winger Tom Blair at his disposal before he serves the final six games of a seven-match ban, while Neil Martin, Nick Hutchings, Sean Wright and Tom Purrington could all play a part.

On Blair, Robinson said: “Tom will be back, he’s able to play in the cup so he can have a run out even though he’s got another six games of ban after that.

“Again, it’s not great timing taking over when one of your better players has got that.

“Sean was in the squad (on Saturday) but really struggling with a chest infection but hopefully he may be able to play some part.”