DORCHESTER Town have concluded a deal for defender Harry Hutchinson.

The Magpies had been searching for a left-back after seeing efforts to secure three options frustrated.

Ollie Haste and Harvey Hughes are both on scholarships stateside, while Tiago Sa opted to join Taunton Town upon his return from travelling.

However, in Hutchinson they have a proven left-back at Southern League level and one who boss Tom Killick knows and trusts following their time together at Poole Town.

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Hutchinson made 80 appearances for the Dolphins, scoring three goals and providing four assists, after joining from Portland United in 2022.

Son of former Weymouth player and manager Ian, Hutchinson made his name at Portland after making 70 appearances for the Blues across four seasons.

Hutchinson can also operate in midfield and has been a regular in Poole’s side over the past couple of seasons.

Speaking to Dorchester’s media team, Killick said: "I'm very happy to have Harry at the club.

“Every manager wants good people as well as good players, and Harry is exactly that.

"I am convinced that being in an environment where he feels happy and valued will bring out the best in him, and he will prove to be a really good addition."

Hutchinson is Dorchester’s third new addition this summer after centre-backs Tom Bragg and Harry Redknapp Jr.

He becomes the Magpies’ 11th deal of the close season after Shaq Gwengwe, Jordan Ngalo, Jack Dickson, Corby Moore, Will Spetch, Olaf Koszela, Luke Pardoe and Luke Roberts already committed.

Dorchester report back for their first training session on Tuesday before their opening friendly at Hamworthy United on Friday, July 12 (7.45pm).