DORCHESTER Town centre-back Josiah Dunstan will leave the Magpies this summer, boss Robbie Herrera has confirmed.

Dunstan played seven times for Dorchester in the second successive season shortened by Covid-19.

The Magpies trained once a week in April in accordance with lockdown easing and Herrera has conducted player talks as he plans his squad for the 2021/22 campaign.

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However, Herrera’s decision to let former Hungerford and Taunton centre-back Dunstan leave was two-fold.

The former Fulham left-back told Echosport: “He’s a fantastic lad and has good bits to his game.

“For what I’m looking for, it’s not quite right. I’ve had to let him down gently, let him know he’s not going to be a part of it and he’s best moving on.

“I’m looking to play out if we can, especially on our surface. It will be different away from home on bobbly pitches and heavy grounds.

“But on our surface you’ve got to be able to pass. I just feel we’ve got somebody who’s better than him in that area.

“I’m looking to bring in another one, stroke two, who can also do that in that position.

“It’s unfortunate for him. He was earning good money and I can ill afford to have that money sat on the bench.

“That’s another reason why. He’s been a great lad and I’m sorry I’ve had to do it.

“For the games he’s played, he’s given good service. I’m hopeful he’ll find himself a club nearer to him, because he’s Bristol based, and I’m sure he will.”