DORCHESTER Town boss Leigh Robinson has challenged his players to compete with Yeovil Town as long as possible tonight (7pm).

The Magpies welcome the Glovers to the Avenue Stadium in their final pre-season friendly before their season-opener against Weston-super-Mare on Saturday.

Asked what qualities he would be looking to extract from his squad against Yeovil, Robinson named 90-minute concentration as a key aspect.

“We want to compete for as long as we can against another quality side,” he told Echosport.

“Just maybe for us in terms of having that concentration. Certainly going into the season I’m happy that we have improved the intensity.

“That’s got to be 90 minutes, it can’t be an 80-minute thing.

“After a seven-day break from game action I’m hoping to see that we can keep that intensity and just fix a few bad habits we’ve got into.

“If we can do that, we’ll be in good stead for Weston.”

Charlie Madden (hamstring) is a minor doubt while Tom Blair (hip) is expected to recover after his precautionary substitution from Dorchester’s 3-1 loss against Weymouth.

Robinson pulled the Dorchester squad into training two days after the Weymouth defeat, giving the players and staff a final weekend off ahead of the new league campaign.

Robinson said: “It was quite good we got a little break from friendlies, where we could work on a few things in training and get niggles right.”