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TERRAS: Winsper is one to watch
MATT Groves has praised the efforts of Luke Winsper and reckons the youngster has a bright future ahead of him.
The talented midfielder has featured heavily in Weymouth’s pre-season games this summer after being elevated from the reserves where he impressed last term.
Player/assistant-manager Groves told Echosport: “Luke has come in and done a really good job. He played 90 minutes at Gosport Borough on Saturday and every week he is getting better and better.
“There is a big gap between the reserves and the first team but he has a lot of potential and the more he trains with the senior lads the more he will improve.
“He is a player that we want to see in and around the squad for the next few years and there is a good chance he will go out on loan at some point this season because he needs a bit more experience of men’s football and needs to be playing games.
“He is only 21 and he is certainly someone we want to continue working with.”
The Terras are set to start their Calor Southern Premier Division campaign at St Neots Town on Saturday 3pm) and Groves is confident they will have a strong squad to choose from despite recent fitness fears.
He added: “We are hoping to have Kyle Critchell back and Ashley Wells should be fit too, barring any reaction from the weekend.
“Nathan Walker will also return along with Ben Wood, and then of course we have Luke Burbidge, who should be there as well.
“We have done a lot of good work since we returned for pre-season and although it is unfortunate we have picked up a few injuries along the way we should still be strong for Saturday.
“We perhaps could have done with a couple more games but we needed to give our pitch a rest and having trained on it last week it is now looking really good.
“You never know, playing fewer friendlies this year may well do us a favour. We are certainly used to playing away from home and hopefully we can go to St Neots and get off to a really positive start.”
Simon Evans and Michael Walker look certain to miss out on the trip to Cambridgeshire while Jamie Symes remains a huge doubt.
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