DORCHESTER Town will return to training on Saturday, boss Robbie Herrera has confirmed.

The Magpies’ squad has agreed to train once a week, without payment, in April.

It comes after non-elite and grassroots clubs were given the green light to resume training outdoors from Monday under stage 1B of lockdown easing.

Herrera’s Magpies have not played a competitive game since early December – a 3-2 FA Trophy loss at Swindon Supermarine.

Dorchester’s Pitching In Southern Premier South season was ‘curtailed’ earlier in March with no mini cup tournaments scheduled to replace lost league games.

And with no fixtures to play during Spring, training sessions will not be heavy, according to Herrera.

“We’ll get the boys together and it will be good to see their faces,” he told Echosport.

“It’s planning ahead for next season as we go. We’ve got nothing to play for.

“There’s no payment for the boys, so they’re going to come in and we’ll do a bit of training.

“It’s not going to be anything mad, or anything ‘pre-seasony’.

“It’s not going to be cracking the whip and doing pre-season running.

“It’s going to be a bit light, having a little bit of fun and getting a nice touch of the football because we haven’t had it for a while. That will be it, really.”

He added: “I’ve put it to them because they’re not getting paid. It was their decision whether they come in or not and everybody was up for it. That bodes well.”