DORCHESTER Town boss Robbie Herrera has revealed he is already planning for next season.

Herrera, 50, has taken charge of just three games since succeeding Leigh Robinson as Magpies manager.

Dorchester’s 3-2 FA Trophy loss to Swindon Supermarine is the only competitive fixture Herrera has overseen in his tenure, adding to 8-0 and 3-2 friendly wins over Exmouth and Christchurch respectively.

Dorchester’s 2020/21 campaign has been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with Herrera’s men completing just seven league games.

Amid a freeze on Southern Premier South activity until Saturday, March 6 at the earliest, Herrera is using lockdown to prepare for the 2021/22 term.

“I’m trying to track players that I’d like to get in,” Herrera told Echosport.

“I don’t think there’s going to be much around for this season. If football comes back, great, I’ll keep the group of players I’ve got.

“We’ve got a group chat and I’ll keep in touch with them. I’d like to think they’re doing their own bits as well, just to keep ticking over in case we do come back earlier than expected.

“I’m just trying to pre-plan for next season and identifying players to bring in.

“I’m looking at what I’ve got and what would best suit the players I’ve got – it doesn’t stop.”

Herrera is also keeping his eye on what could be a precarious player market during lockdown, with some clubs struggling financially.

“I know there’ll be clubs in certain situations where they can’t keep paying their players, or they’ve had to furlough them,” he said.

“It’s not ideal for them where there’s nothing coming in.

“There might be one or two players that become available that will improve our squad.

“If that happens then everybody, I’m sure, will be looking at the same thing.”