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TERRAS: Scott Walker says Terras are aiming high
DEFENDER Scott Walker says the Terras are aiming for the top this season – and nothing less than a place in the play-offs will do.
Walker, who captained Weymouth last term and is hoping to do the same at St Neots Town on Saturday, is eager to see his team get off to a good start this time around.
And three wins from their opening trio of fixtures would be just the tonic the Terras need to lay down a marker in the Calor League Premier Division.
“The first three games are huge and we really have to aim for nine points which will send a message out to other teams,” he said.
“It should be an exciting season but we need to keep our feet on the ground and the first game on Saturday is crucial.
“Every player wants to finish as high as we can but, to be totally honest, with the team we’ve got this year, we have to be looking at the top five and pushing for promotion.
“It would be disappointing if we didn’t make the top five, without a shadow of a doubt.
“We’re not necessarily under pressure to perform or to finish near the top but everybody is aspiring to win the league, let alone get into the top five.
“We are all ready to go and have had a good pre-season and, although we have picked up a few injuries, the squad has all bonded well.”
Walker has welcomed the team’s new signings this summer and admits it is never a quiet moment in the Weymouth dressing room these days.
Speaking about the additions to the squad, Walker added: “What can I say about the Walker brothers? They are quite a pair.
“You wouldn’t say Nathan is a reserved individual and his bigger brother is just as crazy.
“They are both great additions and bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the club.
“Jamie Symes has a bit of a groin injury but we know from the end of last season he is good on the ball.
“Stewart Yetton is a born goal scorer and will only add more to what we have up front, while Luke Burbidge is a little barrel of muscle and his end product is always very good.
“It’s good to be playing with Jason Matthews again as he is a great character in the changing room and Ben Wood is a creative left-sided player with a good engine.
“The younger lads like Luke Winsper have also done really well in pre-season and been a big part of our preparations.”
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