DORCHESTER Town are primed for action in the New Year, according to boss Robbie Herrera.

The Magpies have not played a competitive league fixture since suffering a 2-1 loss at Taunton in late October.

Following the second national lockdown, Dorchester managed to play their FA Trophy first round game at Swindon Supermarine, succumbing 3-2.

With the FA Trophy exit occurring on Saturday, December 5, the Magpies then played and won friendlies against Exmouth and Christchurch by respective 8-0 and 3-2 scorelines.

Dorchester’s players were given the festive period off and resume training this week.

More mid-season friendlies are planned for the New Year ahead of a possible Saturday, January 9 league restart at home to Supermarine.

On the prospect of more warm-up games, Herrera told Echosport: “Hopefully we will have in the New Year. We don’t know when the league’s planning to restart.

“We’ll keep the group of players in training until such time as we know what’s happening.

“We’ll try and arrange a couple of games early in the New Year. It’s important we do something.

“We’re getting back a little bit of the feel-good factor. We’re not getting carried away with it, the players won’t, but it’s nice to get that winning habit once again.”