MAGPIES coach Robbie Herrera is expecting big things from his two strikers today when Dorchester Town host Hendon in the BetVictor Southern Premier South today (3pm).

After no win in the league since Herrera and manager Leigh Robinson (who is on holiday this weekend) took over the Magpies, the former QPR, Torquay and Fulham full-back is hoping things can change tonight at The Clayson Stadium.

Herrera said: "We had a good training session on Tuesday, the lads were bright and lively and I'm looking forward to seeing a little bit more of that this weekend.

"I would like to think this weekend that the two lads up top (Emile Ngoy and Tom Bath) can feature prominently if we can get a bit of service into them.

"From there its the rest of the nine who need to do their jobs and become a little more tighter."

Magpies sit bottom of the league and Herrera says the main reason is the team's mentality.

Herrera added: "Since we have come in we have tried to have the players play with a smile on their faces because that's something that they haven't done for a while.

"The situation we have come into has been quite a difficult one. We didn't think we would just come in, wave a magic wand and everything would be fine but we thought we would have made a little more progress than we have.

"It's difficult. I have been in that situation myself before when things aren't going what well and it's hard. The ball just isn't going for us and some decisions are going against us but we have to keep going.

"We have to keep working hard and believing and I'm sure things will start to turn."