DORCHESTER Town captain Franklyn Clarke says the Magpies are showing signs of improvement, despite the side sitting bottom of the league after a 5-0 defeat at home to Salisbury on Saturday.

Leigh Robinson’s side have lost their last five games but Clarke feels better results are just around the corner.

He said: "Since Leigh has come in it's obviously been tough, he wants to put his ideas across and obviously he wants his own players in.

"Against Salisbury, for the first hour or so of the game we were thinking ‘we’re still in this’ so we just need to keep building on what we are doing. It’s not going to be a quick fix, but slowly and surely we are showing signs of improvement.

Clarke made his 50th appearance for the Magpies on Saturday, and is looking to add to that tally when they travel to Hartley Wintney tomorrow (3pm).

"It was a nice moment to get to 50 but I want another 150," he said. "Hartley Wintney is a tough place to go. They are well organised, they have a lot of good players who can hurt you but we just need to focus."