DORCHESTER Town manager Leigh Robinson believes suspended winger Tom Blair must clear his name of troublesome disciplinary issues by delivering on the pitch.

Blair, who today serves the second of a seven-match ban, has picked up three red cards and 12 yellows this season despite being known for his good temperament off the pitch.

Last season, previous boss Steve Thompson also had his share of disciplinary problems at the Clayson Stadium, with six dismissals before December – two of them for Blair.

But Blair gave the Magpies a reminder of his talent with two goals in Tuesday’s 4-1 win over Wimborne, taking his tally to seven this season.

Asked how he will tackle Blair’s ill-discipline, Robinson told Echosport: “First and foremost, the kid is one hell of a player. When I’ve seen him I’ve been super, super impressed with him.

“What I want with Tom, come the end of the season, is I want people to associate his name with goals and winning games.

“At the minute, if you mention his name to people around this league, they would say ‘bad discipline’ because the stats don’t lie.

“When we get him back – hopefully we can keep his fitness up – what I want is for people to say what a magnificent player he was, how many wins he got for Dorchester, how many goals, assists, more than his discipline.

“That’s what we’ll be looking to target him with in the last 12 games.”

Dorchester host second-placed Truro City in the BetVictor Southern Premier South today (3pm).