DORCHESTER Town’s interim management hinted at a more attacking approach at Tiverton Town tonight (7.45pm).

Brian Churchill and Craig Robinson are in caretaker charge of the Magpies in the wake of Robbie Herrera’s sacking on Thursday.

The duo set Dorchester up to frustrate leaders Hayes & Yeading on Saturday, only to be defeated in stoppage-time by Francis Amartey’s late winner.

Now faced with their next Pitching In Southern League Premier South clash at Ladysmead, the Magpies could be given more freedom to play.

Churchill told Echosport: “I think they could see the bright side of what we did (on Saturday).

“We had a plan, stuck to it and we were so close. We’ll have another plan for Tiverton and we’ll execute that. Maybe a bit more attacking, even though we’re away from home.

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“Robbie and Kev (Hodges) liked a 4-3-3 and I’ve been licensed to do what I want with the team.

“For me, it was a different shape entirely. I literally went 4-1-4-1. Who knows what shape I’ll play (tomorrow).”

Robinson said: “The work rate of the players was second to none. If they can take that into any game, it’ll be a positive in terms of making sure their energy levels and commitment are high.

“If we put in the energy with a bit more expansive football, the chances will appear.

“With that fresh in their mind, it’s going out and playing more expansive football. Equally when we’re off the ball we need to sit back in that shape.”

Dorchester are set for a reunion with six-goal striker Olaf Koszela, who impressed late last year while on loan at the Avenue from Torquay.

“We’ve got our old friend to contend with, Olaf, who was here last season,” Churchill said.

“He’s banging goals in for fun up there so we need to keep him quiet. The good news for us is that we’ll have Callum Buckley back.

“Tom Soares is recovering from Covid in his family. He’s due back, so a couple of bright spots.”

However, Dorchester loanee Kieran Phillips will go back to Bristol Rovers if the Magpies cannot agree an extension.

Robinson added: “With him in, or not in, there is definite competition for places. That’s a good place to start.”