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Friday 22nd July 2011
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Ryan in Magpies reward

Dorset Echoby Ky Capel


Ryan Dovell has forced the hand of boss Ashley Vickers and looks set to be offered a deal at the county town club.

The former Bridport ace, who finished as the Bees’ leading marksman last season, has impressed during pre-season and scored two goals in the process.

Fellow trialists Harrison Bell and Nathan Peprah-Annan have also done enough to secure permanent stays at the Avenue Stadium while goalkeeper Simon Evans is on the verge of sealing a return from crisis club Rushden & Diamonds.

Vickers said: “We’re keen to keep Ryan as he can play in so many positions. It’s a question of finances and sorting everything so that everyone feels valued.

“Hopefully we’ll also sort out a deal for Simon and get Harrison, who has agreed terms, signed on.

“We’ve just got to sort things out with Rushden regarding Simon. With them being in administration he needs to register with the PFA and hopefully get his contract cancelled.

“Nathan will also be getting an offer and hopefully he’ll accept it.”

The Dorchester Town chief is also keen to retain the services of youngsters such as Aston Butcher, Lloyd Beals and George Kimber, providing they are happy to receive little in the way of financial gain.

He added: “If they play in the first team then they will be rewarded financially but until that time comes they probably won’t be getting any rewards in monetary terms.

“What they will get is excellent coaching and good experience to help them progress.”

Meanwhile, a more youthful Magpies side lost 5-2 at Poole Town last night. Experienced duo Dovell and Steve Devlin got the goals for the visitors, who also handed 45 minutes to James Coutts, Ben Dickenson and Chris Flood.

Tomorrow, the rest of the first-team will be back in action against Blue Square Bet South rivals Thurrock at the Avenue Stadium (3pm).

Midfielder Ashley Nicholls (septic tooth) is a doubt for the pre-season clash, which was arranged prior to the Fleet’s reprieve from relegation.

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