Steve seeks to steer Town in right direction

New Dorchester Town manager Steve Thompson has promised to deliver a “high energy and high tempo game” as he seeks to steer the club away from the Evo-Stik League South Premier relegation zone.

The 54-year-old, who was appointed to replace Craig Laird, boasts previous managerial experience with West clubs Yeovil Town and Truro City and, most recently, was assistant manager to ex-Weymouth boss Garry Hill at Woking for six years.

Thompson has a clear picture of how he wants his team to play. “The style I’ve always worked on is a high energy and high tempo game,” he said.

“You do need to have a certain level of fitness to play that game. That’s the type of game I prefer. We’ll have to see whether that’s possible at the moment, if not, hopefully it will be soon.”

Thompson has yet to name his assistant and in the meantime will continue to work with caretaker manager Trevor Senior.

As a player, midfielder Thompson made over 100 appearances for both Slough and Martin O’Neill’s Wycombe Wanderers and also had stints at Yeovil and Woking.

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