TOM Killick believes Poole Town frontman Marvin Brooks has the talent to play many roles – including that of a holding midfielder.

However, the Dolphins boss admits he is likely to utilise the former Royal Navy serviceman as a number 10 behind main striker Warren Bentley.

Brooks, who returned to the Black Gold Stadium last week following a brief stint at Salisbury, has operated in midfield, attack and even defence for Poole.

But with Killick keen to give his team muscle and steel in the final third, a frontline berth would appear Brooks's role in the immediate future.

Killick told the Daily Echo: "I think you can play Marvin as an out-and-out striker or just behind. He is a very good footballer and an athlete and he could even play as an orthodox holding midfielder if he wanted to, which he wouldn't!

"He's got all the attributes – he's powerful, athletic and very effective in terms of getting us from defence to attack.

"We want him to be in and around Warren but we see him as a forward who drops in when we lose the ball and tries to help us win it back. Then, when we get hold of possession, he pushes on again, pretty much like a number-10 role.

"We had lacked a little bit of power and physicality in attacking areas before Marvin rejoined us.

"Warren is very small, Jez Bedford is quite small and Steve Devlin and Carl Pettefer are small. Suddenly, we have brought someone in who is powerful and athletic and I think that's been positive.

"Marvin is someone who fits in very well in terms of the spirit and social fabric of the side and we are all very fond of him, so I think it works on all fronts."

Personal trainer Brooks will hope to feature when Dolphins aim to further their National South survival drive against second-place Braintree Town on Saturday (3pm). The Dorset club are five points clear of the relegation spots.

Killick added: "It's a shame we couldn't get another couple of points. The result against Gloucester was horrific but if we had managed to beat Concord, the gap would be even more.

"That's why Braintree is so important, because if you lose you are suddenly right back among it, so we have to try to kick on and the only way we can do that is by picking up points in the immediate games."

Prior to kick-off, a minute's silence will take place to honour Remembrance Day and the Last Post will be played. A wreath will be laid on the pitch by former Dolphins director and Army Major Rob Bayston.

In the evening, a charity gig is set to take place at the King's Head in Poole thanks to a joint venture between Dolphins and the pub.

Two bands will perform and Forest Holme Hospice and Poole Hospital will benefit equally from the money raised. There will also be a raffle at the event, which is due to start at 8.30pm.