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Dorchester Town need experience says boss Ash Vickers

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Dorchester Town boss Ash Vickers says his side need experienced players if they are to lift themselves from 16th in the Blue Square Bet South table.

Vickers, 39, had to play in his side's 2-0 loss at Farnborough on Saturday because the Magpies are missing a couple of senior players with injury.

"We're crying out for experience but if I can fill the void for a bit then great," he told BBC Radio Solent.

"This side is a working progress and sometimes it needs a steadying hand."

Dorchester, who are just two points from the relegation zone, have been without midfielders Nick Crittenden, James Coutts and Jamie Gleeson with long-term injuries.

"You need players to call on their experiences, to know that things will come good and they will win games if they keep doing the right things," said Vickers.

"With our side being so young they can't call on that experience at the moment so if someone is out there who has been through that it can only help, it's just a case of getting the right people fit and back on the pitch."

With a goal difference of just minus 10 this season, the Magpies boss admits his side are also in need of a striker.

"I think we are missing a goal scorer. We're missing someone who will naturally score goals and they cost money and we can't afford to pay big money for players," said Vickers.

"You hope that everyone can chip in with goals, and the signing of Chris Flood from Crawley is a big one for us as he offers something a bit different, but we haven't been able to play him upfront yet because of the injury crisis.

"The story of our season is we've created chances but haven't taken them. The table tells that story but I'm confident that if we keep working in training and doing the right things then it will turn around."

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