DORCHESTER Town marksman Kieran Roberts believes the Magpies’ players have come out of their shell under new boss Glenn Howes.

Roberts joined the club after previous manager Robbie Herrera was sacked, interim boss Brian Churchill bringing the striker in from AFC Portchester having bagged 15 goals in as many games.

Under Howes, the Magpies earned back-to-back home league wins for the first time since December 2017 as Kings Langley and Wimborne were defeated 2-0 and 3-0 respectively.

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Roberts played in both games and scored a maiden goal against Lango to get his Magpies career off to a promising start.

“Football can be ups and downs as I’ve experienced throughout my career so far,” he told Echosport.

“There’s a bit of confidence behind the players, myself included. Certain players are coming out of their shell. The more you win, the more you play well.

“We actually, since Glenn came in, have played well every game. We’ve worked hard, used our depth and quality.

“To slowly see the results coming in is what it’s all about – especially in the league.”

He added: “Glenn and Woodsy coming in, it’s always going to be tough to bring in that new style of play.

“There’s a new element to the training ground but it’s really enjoyable. The more we can get points on the board and gain momentum, everyone will get more confident and the fans will be behind us.

“This league can be completely random. Some of the lads check results after the game but I try to stay away from that, just focus on our performance.

“You hear this team’s beaten top of the league and then bottom has beaten someone who’s flying. It’s all over the place.

“The best thing you can do is gain points on the road and try to create that environment where your home ground is a fortress. If you can do that, you’re sitting in a really good spot.”