PLANS for next season are already in “full swing”, according to Dorchester Town chairman Scott Symes.

Dorchester were handed a reprieve from relegation peril after the FA voided all leagues at Steps 3 to 7 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Magpies were rock bottom of the BetVictor Southern Premier South, needing to overhaul an 11-point deficit to Yate in 10 games.

Manager Leigh Robinson and first-team coach Robbie Herrera, who joined in early January, have so far managed just one league win and one cup triumph during their tenure.

Robinson and Herrera now have the chance to oversee their first summer rebuild at the Magpies – and Symes revealed discussions have been in motion for several weeks.

He told Echosport: “It’s a very full summer; we don’t know when it’s going to end.

“For Leigh, we’d already started (to plan). I’ve spoken to Leigh on a few occasions about what next season will bring.

“It’s really irrelevant of what league we were in. You have to plan and have an idea of what it is that you want both on the pitch, importantly, and off the pitch.

“Both myself and Leigh have talked at length about what that is. Those plans are in full swing and were before the coronavirus situation came upon us.”