DORCHESTER Town are holding crunch talks with players over contracts for next season.

Magpies’ manager Robbie Herrera will speak to players face-to-face as preparations for the 2021/22 campaign begin.

There is an acceptance within the Dorchester camp that changes must be made to avoid a repeat of the previous three seasons, during which the Magpies have struggled for results.

Speaking to Echosport, former QPR and Fulham left-back Herrera revealed his focus will be on permanent signings.

He said: “I’ll be chatting to the lads individually. I’d rather do that than over the phone – I don’t particularly like that and never liked it when I was a player.

“I’ll see them face-to-face, I’ll make decisions on them and look to bring in some extra bodies that have got a little bit more quality, with all due respect to the group we’ve got at the moment.”

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He added: “Touch wood, I’ll get some permanent bodies in.

“There will be a few trialists that come in, like last season. Leigh (Robinson, previous boss) was inundated with people wanting to come in.

“We will organise that and hopefully if we get a game made up of a few trialists that’ll be good.

“I’d like to think there’ll be new faces in because we can’t carry on with what we’ve got.

“Quite clearly, what we had isn’t quite good enough or maybe as coaches we haven’t worked hard enough to get across what we need to do.

“It goes two-fold.”