DORCHESTER Town hitman Tom Bath insisted he is keeping his fitness levels “topped up” in the hope of returning to playing action following the coronavirus outbreak.

Bath joined the Magpies from Tiverton last summer and has been a rare shining light for the county town side, scoring 20 goals in 38 appearances this campaign.

Dorchester have struggled in the BetVictor Southern Premier South, currently lying bottom of the table with 10 games to play.

Speaking to Echosport, Bath, like most other players, staff and fans, conceded he is missing the game.

He said: “It’s a difficult time. You don’t realise how much you miss football until it’s actually gone.

“I’m still working at the moment, but other than that I’m keeping my fitness up as best as I can.

“I’m doing a bit of running here and there but there’s been no training. It’s just a case of trying to keep yourself topped up as best as possible.”

Luckily for Bath, his work as an electrician has been largely unaffected.

However, millions of people’s jobs across the UK are under strain amid government measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.

He said: “I’m an electrician and to be honest it’s not been too bad. We’ve had a few cases where we’ve had to ask to get into people’s houses.

“At the moment, it been OK. I’ve been going to work every day as normal. Fingers crossed it continues as long as possible. We’ll have to see what happens in the future.”