DORCHESTER Town’s Tom Blair has expressed his desire to save the Magpies from the drop, as he heads into “my biggest game at the club” at Stratford Town on Saturday (3pm).
The county town side know that just one more point will secure their Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division status next season.
Should they lose and both Kings Langley and Cambridge City win their games against Cirencester and St Neots respectively, the Magpies will slip into the drop zone on the final day of the campaign.
Speaking ahead of the crunch encounter, talented teenager Blair, who recently penned a fresh two-year deal at the Avenue, said: “This has got to be my biggest game at the club and also, I think, the biggest game for the club in a long time.
“We don’t need to worry about anyone else, we just need to worry about ourselves. We can’t rely on anyone else’s results, as we saw on Monday.
“All of us should be looking forward to it and not thinking ‘oh we don’t want to lose’ because it is a big game.
“Good players like to play in big games and I think we will show our true colours on Saturday.
“Obviously there is a lot more at stake than every other game but I don’t want to overthink it. I am just going to treat it like any other game and make sure I am ready.”
Blair, who has supported the Magpies from a young age, also insists the playing squad owe the club a big display at the weekend.
“I just have to put my fan’s side out of it on Saturday and get on with the game,” the youngster added.
“As the gaffer said, it’s in our hands, so we have just got to go out there and get a point but of course we will be going for all three.
“As long as we give it our all and show our desire, I think we will be alright.
“We have underachieved this season and I think we do owe a big performance.
“As a fan over the past few years I know what it means to the fans and I just want to make them proud.”