DORCHESTER Town boss Tom Killick expects a “difficult proposition” from Bracknell Town in their league meeting at the Avenue Stadium this evening (7.45pm).

Bracknell were beaten play-off finalists last season and are widely tipped for the top five again this season in the Pitching In Southern League Premier South.

The Robins have already made the FA Trophy second round and it took League One opposition in Cambridge United to knock them out of the FA Cup first round ten days ago.

However, those cup runs mean they have two games in hand on many teams in the division, giving them a somewhat false position of tenth in the league, six spaces higher than Dorchester.

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And Killick, whose Poole side collected four points from Bracknell last season, is fully aware of the Robins’ calibre.

He told BBC Radio Solent: “I know all about Bracknell. They’re powerful and they’re going to be in the top three, four.

“They’re going to be a very difficult proposition.”

Dorchester, however, go into the game off the back of a comfortable 4-1 win over Basingstoke Town on Saturday.

And Killick highlighted Shaq Gwengwe as one of the key performers, the striker having netted his first goals since the 2-1 win over Swindon Supermarine in early September.

Killick added: “He’s so good in terms of the pace he’s got, he’s electric.

“If he gets anything in behind, he’s very difficult to deal with. I was pleased with him because I think he’s gone a little spell without a goal.

“That will do him the world of good and Olaf (Koszela) I thought was very good. As a pair they work well.

“Then, Leighton who came on towards the end, he was unlucky to be left out.

“So, you wouldn’t say there was an indifferent performance in the 14 players that were involved. I thought everyone was at a high level.

“When everyone’s at a high level like that you’re normally going to get a good result. We do have to have that mindset that it’s every game and not now and then.”

Killick also spoke of Jack Dickson’s influence, the versatile defender netting his first Magpies goal against Basingstoke.

“In my view he’s one of the best players in the league and we’re very lucky to have him,” Killick said.

“When he plays like that, which is most of the time to a degree, he’s so exciting to watch.”

Will Spetch serves the second of his two-match suspension, while the Magpies will assess Louie Slough after the defender picked up a minor hamstring knock.