DORCHESTER Town boss Robbie Herrera has revealed the growing influence of football agents at non-League level.

Herrera, who was appointed Magpies’ manager in November, has already been in contact with agents looking to bring players to the Avenue Stadium.

But former Fulham and QPR left-back Herrera insisted he prefers to see potential signings in the flesh rather than on video footage shown by their agents.

Echosport understands a former Olympiakos youth product was recently put forward to the Magpies.

He told Echosport: “I’ve had agents that have been on the phone saying if we’re looking for players they’re more than happy to help out.

“They’re trying to put people forward. This is nothing against them but they send you clips – they only show one side to the player.

“As much as they’re good and show what sort of qualities they’ve got, in terms of when they’ve got the ball, you don’t see what they’re doing off the ball and what else they bring to the team.

“It is good, don’t get me wrong, and a lot of players get moves from it. You need to see them live and make your own decisions.

“You don’t get a true reading of the player. I’d rather see them live and make a decision from that.”

Dorchester are currently building for next season, Herrera holding key talks with several members of the squad.

The Magpies saw a second season in succession curtailed by Covid-19 when the FA ratified the early cancellation of the Southern Premier South in March.