DORCHESTER Town manager Leigh Robinson downplayed his desire for vengeance over former club Truro City ahead of their BetVictor Southern Premier South meeting at the Clayson Stadium tomorrow (3pm).

Robinson was sacked from the White Tigers in March 2019 having led the Cornish side out of the National League South relegation zone.

Truro have since been taken over by rugby union outfit the Cornish Pirates as the two clubs hold plans to share the proposed Stadium for Cornwall.

Speaking to Echosport, Robinson holds no grudge against Truro, despite labelling the previous administration an “extremely difficult environment to manage in” following his exit.

He said: “Quite simply, it doesn’t mean any more to me than any other game, purely because it’s a different regime now.

“Those people are no longer there, so it makes no difference to me to get three points against them, or anyone else.

“The fact is, like I said on Saturday, we’re working towards a required number of wins and I don’t care if that comes against Truro or anyone else.”

Dorchester warmed up for the clash with a 4-1 victory over Wimborne Town in the Dorset Senior Cup – Robinson’s first since he took charge.

Truro, meanwhile, are challenging for an instant return after relegation and could go top with a win if other results go their way.

“It’s going to be a really hard game,” Robinson admitted. “Both teams are at polar opposites in terms of where they are both in terms of league table and squads.

“The good thing for us is that, in a weird kind of way, all the pressure is on them. They have to win the game.

“After that game, we’ve still got plenty of chances to get points on the board. They’ll be coming here expected to win and expecting to win.

“If we can acquit ourselves as well as we did (on Tuesday), and defend as well, this team will get chances.

“It’s a case of making sure we defend properly for 90 minutes and backing ourselves when we get a chance. If we do that, we’ve got every chance.”

Having teased the prospect of new signings, Robinson yesterday sealed his first addition to the Magpies’ squad, with young striker Harry Warwick joining on a month’s loan deal from Bristol Rovers.

Asked if more deals were close, Robinson said: “Yes, a few – it’s not going to be a quick fix,” he warned.

“At this stage of the season trying to persuade players to come to a team that’s bottom of the league – the right players – is no easy task.

“But we’re working really hard with that. Then again, the positives are that there are the bones here of a decent squad.

“It’s just a little bit thin on the ground in terms of numbers, experience and physicality – that’s what we’ve got to try and fix.

“But we’ve got a good core of players who’ve got good ability and if we can surround them with better and more experienced players then there’s no reason why we can’t get those required wins.”

Tom Blair serves the second game of a seven-match ban, while Kyle Egan returns after missing the Wimborne victory through unavailability. Tom Purrington is also in contention but Callum Rose (ankle) is a doubt.