DORCHESTER Town boss Leigh Robinson is energised by the signing of Jordan Rogers, believing the striker to have a “point to prove”.

Robinson swooped to secure the marksman’s services last week after the former Taunton man left Mangotsfield Town having scored four times in 13 games.

Having worked together at the Peacocks – most notably during the 2016-17 season in which Taunton lost an FA Cup first round replay 2-1 at Barrow – Robinson rates the forward highly.

“He did a great job for me at Taunton,” Robinson told Echosport.

“He was absolutely magnificent and he’s a really good goalscorer. What we’re all about at the club at the minute is trying to get people in that have got a point to prove.

“Jordan’s certainly one of those. He’s a really good striker at this level. Perhaps in the last year, his football career might not have gone as well as he’d have hoped.

“As a manager I quite like that because I want players that come in with a point to prove. That’s what we saw in Jordan.”

Explaining Rogers’ qualities, Robinson insisted the striker is hungry for goals.

He said: “He’s one of those players who, not only can he score goals, badly wants to score goals.

“There’s a big difference in that as a striker that Jordan is one of those. Every time he gets the ball he wants to score – you don’t often find that in strikers.

“If he misses three chances, he won’t care, he’ll just have his best goes at the fourth, fifth and sixth chance.

“That’s important in a striker at non-League level. His ability to want to score every time the ball is in the final third is something we’ve been looking for. I’m sure he’ll give us that in front of goal.”

Robinson also hinted Rogers’ arrival is in preparation for next season as the Magpies strive to improve.

He said: “Because of the way he plays, his only thought is ‘I want to score a goal’.

“Especially where we are in the table and looking to improve the team this season and next, that’s a vital thing.

“A player like that who can get a goal out of nowhere, where he can get the ball, turn and hit a 25-yarder like he can do, is quite a crucial thing to have in your team.

“There’s certain strikers that you find you’ve got to feed and give them a chance to score.

“Then there’s players like Jordan who you just give the ball to – a little like Tom Blair. You can give them the ball and they’ll just beat someone and score.

“That’s something I was quite keen on in terms of getting Jordan in. He’s a player that’s done well for me before and we’re happy to have him in.”