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King cool on promotion talk
THE harsh lessons of last season must be learnt if the Terras are to make this campaign a success, according to manager Brendon King.
Despite surging into the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division play-off places with a 3-1 win over St Neots Town on Saturday – their sixth on the trot – King was quick to cool talk of promotion.
Weymouth were promisingly placed 12 months ago but failed to live up to expectations in the second half of the season and came close to relegation by the end.
King is determined to not let that happen again this time and is eager to see the hard work that has gone in so far eventually pay off for the club’s loyal fans.
“The supporters haven’t had too much joy over the last few years and we’re in a play-off position which is fantastic but we’re not in January yet,” he said.
“We were in this position last year and went on a good run then hit the self-destruct button so we’re trying not to get carried away.
“The last thing we can do is rest on our laurels because if we do that and don’t put in the hard work and graft that we have been over the past weeks, all this counts for nothing.
“We’ve got some tough games coming up against Bideford, Chippen-ham and Totton and everyone wants to be up there.
“Don’t get me wrong, it’s fantastic for everybody at the club, but it’s important for me to keep their feet on the ground.
“At the moment I’m really pleased for everybody connected with the club because they are due a bit of success and happiness if you like.”
King is understandably thrilled with his side’s current form but knows their lofty position will make them a prized scalp for their opponents from now on.
He added: “People are doing their jobs and no-one can moan when it’s like that – it’s a great position to be in.
“You win six games on the trot but the important thing is when it does come to an end it’s how we react.
“There’s a long way to go and there are a lot of good sides in the league. It’s in our hands and all we can do is carry on doing what we’re doing and see where it takes us.
“But it’s going to get harder and harder and we’re there to be shot at now.”