DORCHESTER Town have signed forward Luke Pardoe from Dorset rivals Poole Town.

Pardoe joins former Dolphins teammates Jack Dickson, Will Spetch, Corby Moore, Will Fletcher plus manager Tom Killick at the Avenue Stadium.

Pardoe has scored one goal and created one assist in 23 appearances for Poole this season.

He adds competition for the likes of Marcus Daws, Olaf Koszela and Jonny Efedje across Dorchester’s attacking line.

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Pardoe is the latest Poole player, including star striker Tony Lee, to join a mid-season exodus from the Black Gold Stadium, amid a run of six straight Southern League Premier South defeats.

Speaking to Echosport following the procurement of former Bournemouth Under-18 ace Pardoe, Killick said the 21-year-old is “still improving”.

“He’s very good at running with the ball, very good technically and can score a goal,” Killick said.

“He’s still young, still improving and someone I’ve got a really good relationship with.

“Hopefully we can be good for each other and I can get him back to perhaps enjoying the environment and his football.”

On his transfer strategy, Killick added: “I know again probably eyebrows are going to be raised that it’s another player from Poole.

“But, as a manager, what you want is players that you know well. You know their personality as well as the ability that they’re going to bring.

“A knowledge of someone’s personality and a confidence that we can work well together is always going to be a big thing when you’re looking at recruitment.

“So, often managers will stick to what they know. It’s well documented that there’s difficulties at Poole at the moment and there are clearly players looking to get away from there.

“I’d feel it would be negligent of me to miss out on opportunities that arise as a result of that.”

Pardoe could make his Magpies debut when Dorchester host Hendon tomorrow afternoon (3pm).