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UPDATE: King buoyed as Wells and Ford return
A COMBINATION of factors on and off the pitch has contributed to the Terras’ current run of five league games without a win, according to boss Brendon King.
King’s men have not tasted success since breaking into the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division play-off places at the end of December when they were flying with six victories in a row.
But postponements, injuries and heavy pitches, says King, have resulted in his team’s loss of form – the Terras have slipped from fifth to 11th place.
However, Weymouth are set to be boosted by the return of defender Ashley Wells and striker Mark Ford for the visit of Bedworth United to the Bob Lucas Stadium tomorrow (3pm).
Wells was unavailable for the 5-2 defeat at AFC Totton in midweek while Ford was due to have the cast taken off his broken hand today.
And there was also good news regarding club captain Scott Walker, who has been out since suffering a knee injury against former employers Chippenham Town on January 5.
“We’ve got Ashley Wells and Mark Ford back tomorrow so there might be a couple of changes,” said King.
“Scott Walker is looking to get back for the Cambridge City game next Saturday or if not the Kettering match the Wednesday after.
“He’s been training hard but we don’t want to rush him back.”
On the five-match winless run, he added: “It hasn’t helped having such a stop-start season and before all the postponements we were able to go consistently with the same side.
“Since then we’ve picked up some injuries and some players have been unavailable.
“With some of the pitches it’s been like playing on ploughed fields at times, which does affect you.
“It’s no great cause for concern and we’ve got two big home games coming up to use in our favour.”
Bedworth have lost five of the last six and are only four points above the drop zone.
Terras (from): Evans, Povall, Poole, Palmer, Critchell, McCon-nell, Clarke, Clay, Reed, Skinner, Duff, Smith, Morley, Groves, Joyce, Wells, Ford
* Grant Neven will hold a bucket collection at tomorrow’s game to raise funds for Cricket Without Boundaries.
The Portland Red Triangle stalwart has volunteered to travel to Uganda next week to help educate the local communities there and is grateful for any donations.
The Weymouth FC Supporters Association have invited Neven to the game as their latest community guest.