NEW Dorchester Town signing Harry Hutchinson admits manager Tommy Killick played a massive role in his decision to join the Magpies.

Hutchinson, 21, links up with Killick at a second club having first moved to Poole Town from Portland United in 2022.

Despite making the step up two levels, Hutchinson was an instant success at the Dolphins under Killick’s watchful eye.

And the marauding left-back feels his reunion with the Dorchester boss can get the best out of him as a player.

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Speaking to Echosport, Hutchinson said: “Tommy’s been a massive part of my career already.

“I absolutely loved playing for him at Poole and I feel like I play my best football under him as well. I’m hoping to replicate that at Dorchester.

“He’s just a great manager to work for and a great person as well.

“It’s just his great relationship with players. His calm nature helps but as a player you want to give everything for him and perform at your best.

“He really brings the team together and gets the best out of individuals.”

Hutchinson also promised to continue his attacking style on the left of defence.

“They can expect someone to get up and down at left-back,” he said.

“I love overlapping and getting involved in attacks.

“I’ve got an all right first touch and I’ll just get up and down, be as fit as possible and work as hard as I can for the team, give my all for the shirt.”

Hutchinson is also aware of the scale of Dorchester’s presence in Step 3, with many considering the Magpies to be a club on the move.

He said: “I’m delighted to have signed. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with Tommy again and Dorchester is a great club.

“It’s run really well from top to bottom. I know a lot of the directors and the chairman (Shaun Hearn).

“They’re all great people and want the best for the club.

“Obviously, I’m quite local so I know how much of a good club Dorchester is. As soon as I knew Dorch had become available, it was an easy decision for me.”

He added: “It’s a huge club in the local area and the facilities they have are unbelievable, the ground, the pitch.

“The fanbase as well. They get a great following and the fans are always loud and singing.

“I’m looking forward to being a part of it and hopefully success moving forward.”

At the end of the 2023/24 season, Killick stated his intentions to compete for the play-offs in the following term.

Hutchinson wholeheartedly agrees, adding: “I think the play-offs is a great target.

“Looking at the team with got, I’ve played with quite a few of the lads already and I know what great players they are.

“I’ve recently met the new players and they’re a great bunch.

“Last season, towards the latter end, I think they showed what they’re capable of.

“This year, with the group we’ve got and the amount of amazing players we’ve got, I think we can give it a real good push and try and win as many games as we can and push as high up the table as we can.”