DORCHESTER Town boss Tom Killick is enthused by the appointment of Shaun Hearn as the Magpies’ new chairman, believing him to have the club’s best interests at heart.

Hearn, a former owner of Dorchester Town, was chairman between 2009 and 2013 and will fulfil a second stint at the end of the season.

He succeeds Scott Symes, whose five-year term will expire after today’s home game with AFC Totton (3pm).

Symes will continue his club duties on the board and is set to step into a new football director role, modelled to maintain his excellent working relationship with Killick.

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Speaking to Echosport, Killick was upbeat regarding the developments.

He said: “I think it’s very positive in two aspects.

“Firstly, Shaun arriving is someone who’s got huge affinity with the club. He’s always going to put the club’s best interests first.

“I think it’s ideal to have someone with that attachment. He’s very well-known and respected in the area as a businessman.

“Personally, I’ve not had loads of dealings with him down the years but I’ve had some dealings with him. We’ve always got on well.

“I’ve had some discussions with him since he agreed to take over, which make me very positive about the working relationship we can have. That’s the first positive.

“Then, the second one is that Scott has agreed to stay on in the capacity that he has.

“I feel me and him have struck up a good relationship. I’ve enjoyed working directly under him.

“So, to a degree, that will continue. I just think it’s positive all round.

“Shaun, it’s brilliant to have him back involved with that business acumen and football knowledge. Also, then Scott remaining on board.

“In the middle of what’s quite a good period for the club in terms of what’s going on on the field, to have that news off it, it just really does continue to put everything in a good light.”