DORCHESTER Sports’ boss Ashley James called for his side to “dig deep” ahead of their Dorset Premier League encounter with Shaftesbury Town Reserves tomorrow (2pm).

Sports are winless in their past six league games but face a Rockies’ second string on a sequence of four straight losses.

James was particularly displeased with the manner of defeat in a 4-2 reverse at Corfe last time out, but backed his side’s quality to shine through against Shaftesbury.

He told Echosport: “We’ve just got to roll our sleeves up and dig deep, give everything we’ve got.

“We know we can do it, it’s just a case of cutting out the mistakes, everyone playing to their full potential and being as consistent as we can.

“That’s what’s hurting us at the moment, the inconsistency. Some weeks we’re OK and some we’re not so good. It’s hard to pinpoint one certain area.

“Everything’s got to be right and hopefully then we can get a good result. But we’re at home so it gives us a good chance.”

Home form has been a bright point for Sports, winning five of 10 games, and James is hoping for an improved display.

He said: “It will have to improve massively from last week if we are to get anything from the game, but I’m hoping that with a few players back we can put in a better performance.”

Gareth Will, Ryan Ross, Ben Thomas and Paul Hill are all in contention for a squad berth, but Jamie West (calf) misses out.