DORCHESTER Town first team coach Robbie Herrera believes that ‘anything is possible’ in the Magpies’ battle for survival.

The county town side is bottom of the league and, following Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Hendon, are 11 points from safety.

Magpies have played the joint-most games in the league as well with 30, meaning that their survival rivals will have games in hand on the basement side too.

Despite this, Herrera says there is still hope for the Magpies faithful that they can remain in the division by pulling off a great escape.

He said: “Anything is possible. I was in a situation like this a few seasons ago with Torquay when we were 12 points adrift coming into February.

“We managed to shift a few bodies out allowing us to free up some money which the chairman did unbelievably well to give us. We bought some bodies in and it changed the dynamics of it.”

Dorchester’s recent form makes for very unhappy reading. They have lost seven games on the bounce and have not won a league game since October last year.

Herrera says the battle to stay in the BetVictor Southern Premier South is one that is testing the team mentally as well as physically, as this losing run takes away any hopes of a comeback once Magpies concede.

He said: “We seem to have developed this mentality that if we concede a second goal that’s it.

“When you’re on a losing run like we are at the moment and confidence isn’t high and little things go against you it’s deflating.

“We can’t keep saying it week in week out, we’ve got to do something about it.”

Dorchester’s next game is a trip to Merthyr Town on Saturday, February 15 for a 3pm kick off against the 15th-placed side.

Herrera is hoping Dorchester will be able to call upon a few more players this weekend after injuries limited his options when he deputised for manager Leigh Robinson on Saturday against Hendon.

The former QPR, Torquay and Fulham full-back also says the club is still focusing on recruitment after bringing in a number of new faces since he and Robinson took over.

He said: “For the Merthyr game if we can get a couple of boys back then fantastic that will change things for us but we have got to look at the club as a whole which needs restructuring. I think it’s something the club are keen to do.

“It’s going to take shifting out some players. Some players have been here a little bit too long. Some need to go and we need to bring in fresh faces. That’s not easy but we’re working on it everyday.”