DEFENDER Ross Carmichael admits he would “love to go back” to Dorchester Town if given the chance.

Carmichael has been out of action since March 2019 when he sustained a serious knee problem in a training incident at Dorchester Town.

The former Portland and Alresford centre-back required surgery on anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligament injuries, plus cartilage damage.

Carmichael is now nearing a return to playing action and has targeted a comeback in pre-season this summer.

However, he revealed new Magpies’ manager Leigh Robinson has made no contact since replacing ex-boss Callum Brooks in January.

He told Echosport: “I haven’t spoken to Leigh at all since he’s been there.

“I was in contact with Cal quite closely and I always had that offer of going back.

“Obviously with the (coronavirus) situation I don’t know what’s going on. I’m sure I will have that chat and I would love to go back if I do get the chance.”