TERRAS: Matthews hopes to have new face in today's line-up

CONFIDENT: Jason Matthews

CONFIDENT: Jason Matthews

First published in Sport Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by

JASON Matthews is determined to put his mark on the Terras and is confident the club’s board will give him their full backing.

The new Weymouth player-manager is set to discuss his plans with the directors this morning as he looks to revitalise the club’s flagging season.

As well as going on scouting missions to Bath City and Exeter City over the past week, Matthews has also been on the hunt for a new assistant, which he hopes to have in place in the coming days.

He has also added ex-Exeter City man George Rigg to his ranks on non-contract terms. 

The midfielder could make his debut at the Bob Lucas Stadium this afternoon, but it all depends on whether the paperwork lodged with the Southern League goes through in time.

He told Echosport: “It has been a very busy week and I am hopeful we will have a new face in the side today.

"I have agreed a deal with George Rigg but we just have to wait to see if it has been verified by the League.

"I am also confident there will be some more movement next week."

Matthews went on to add: “I am meeting with the board this morning to discuss the way forward and then we have the fans’ forum after the match (5.45pm start) where I am looking forward to outlining my ideas and taking questions from the supporters.

“Today’s home game against Corby Town (3pm) is a massive one and I urge as many people to come out for it as possible.

“It would also be great to see a big turnout for the forum afterwards.”

The Terras sit one point and one place above Corby in 15th spot in the Southern Premier Division, having played a game more.

* Weymouth will host Hamworthy United in the last four of the Dorset Senior Cup on Tuesday, February 25 (7.45pm).

The other semi-final tie will see Poole Town travel to Gillingham Town.

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