Chris Dagnall has said he is enjoying playing in the deeper role he has filled for the past couple of matches.

The 35-year-old, who has scored more than 100 Football League goals in a career as a striker, played in a deeper position in the 2-0 win at Wealdstone having starred there in midweek against Solihull Moors.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Tom Seymour, he said: “I think I have forced it on to the gaffer by doing it in training and he’s stuck me in there in the week and again today. I enjoy it in there, I like running about and kicking people, and we’ve had two wins so hopefully he keeps me there. I have always wanted to play deeper, I have done it a few times in the past when I have played at Crewe and Barnsley. It is not something I have purposely done due to age, I just play there because I enjoy it there. I can run around more, kick more people and get involved in the game more.”

Dagnall described the past week as “one of the toughest of my career” after the team attended the funeral of captain Lee Collins during the week.

He added: “It’s been really tough, so fair play to the lads for coming out here, especially the younger lads, we came out here and ran ourselves in to the ground. We wanted to come out here and get three points for Lee and try to move on. We are always there for each other and all the lads know if they never anyone to speak with one of us is there. We are all in this together, there’s no easy answers, we just have to keep working hard together.”

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