TRAFFORD FC boss Tom Baker believes new signing Jack Dorney could be a key player for the Shawe View side this season.

The ex-Chorley forward has a good reputation at Evo-Stik First Division North after scoring 10 goals in his first four matches for the Magpies and also getting the winner as they were promoted via the play-offs in 2011.

Speaking ahead of the season opener against Brighouse, Baker insisted the club had their work cut out to get him in the dressing room.

He said: "He is a very good player and there were quite a few teams looking to sign him.

"Obviously I know him from playing with him at Chorley and also against him a few times.

"He felt it was the right move for him and we are delighted.

"He is different to what we have at the club and is a luxury player as he can play on the left and the right wing and off the striker too.

"He is a goalscorer and can create a few chances for others.

"Jack will give us a few different options in attack and I think he can help us."

Trafford fans managed to catch a glimpse of Dorney in the 1-1 draw with Hyde United.

Baker said: "We played quite well and I thought we were unlucky not to get the win.

"Hyde played some good football but we had a few opportunities and it should have been two or three.

"I thought it was a good workout against a good team who are playing in the division above us."

With the last pre-season game over, Trafford now look forward to the new campaign and Baker can't wait.

"We are really looking forward to it," said Baker.

"It has been a long pre-season and the real stuff starts now and the players and I want to get out there.

"It is going to be tough and there are no easy games in this league."

First up for Trafford are Brighouse who are a bit of an unknown quantity.

He said: "I have spoken to a few of the teams they have played during pre-season.

"I am expecting them to be a strong competitive side and they will be confident of coming to us looking to pick up the points.

"But we have to be on our game and we are under no illusions that it will be a difficult season for us."

Trafford take on Brighouse at Shawe View with a 3pm kick-off followed by a trip to Mossley on Tuesday night which starts at 7.45pm.