DORCHESTER Town striker Tom Bath believes he can become “even better” under manager Robbie Herrera’s leadership.

Bath has been the Magpies’ most potent goalscoring weapon in the past two seasons since joining from Tiverton Town.

Making 47 appearances, he has scored a healthy 21 goals – the latest coming in December’s 3-2 FA Trophy loss at Swindon Supermarine.

But the tall forward, whose contract at the Avenue ends this summer, is keen to stay when talks open over his future.

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He told Echosport: “I haven’t spoken to the club, as of yet, over whether they’d like me to stay.

“Dorchester is a great club and I enjoy playing there. Whether I’ll stay there for all my career, I don’t know.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time there and under Robbie I feel I can become even better. Hopefully we’ll sort something out.

“I can’t see why I wouldn’t want to stay. There’s a good bunch of lads there which I’ve become quite friendly with. We’ll see what happens in the future.”

Dorset Echo: Tom Bath, right, has scored 21 goals in 47 games at Dorchester Picture: PHIL STANDFIELDTom Bath, right, has scored 21 goals in 47 games at Dorchester Picture: PHIL STANDFIELD

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Over lockdown, Bath has made improving his physical strength a priority, showing off his gains on social media.

“It was to try and keep as fit as I could over the lockdown period,” Bath said.

“Obviously not playing every Saturday and Tuesday and training, you try and do everything you can to make yourself a better player.

“My strength and hold-up play could be better and I will always look to be the best player I can.

“Bulking up slightly and gaining more strength to try and hold off defenders is one of the things I think I need to learn. I’m still trying to progress and play the highest (standard) I can.”

The Magpies can officially return to outdoor training from Monday, March 29 under stage two of lockdown easing.