STRIKER Carl McClements is setting his sights on a first league start for the Terras after playing the full 90 minutes in the Red Insure Cup defeat to Tiverton.

A place in the starting line-up for Saturday’s Calor Southern Premier encounter with Arlesey Town would represent another major step forward for the 26-year-old.

McClements only joined the club last summer and has already made big strides at the Bob Lucas Stadium since beginning his Weymouth career with the reserves.

Substitute appearances against Bedford and Hungerford followed before the centre-forward played the whole game on Tuesday night.

“I got my first real chance on Tuesday and it was good to get some minutes,” he said. “The first half was good, I had a few nice touches in and around the box, but I was a bit isolated in the second half.”

McClements, who also had a spell with Bridport, was playing Dorset League football for Milborne Sports before moving to the Terras.

He added: “I thought I would give it another go and test myself, and I’d never really done that before.

“I set myself the target to break through this season and it’s happened sooner than I expected. I just want to kick on now and get a few more starts.”

And with Mark Ford set for a spell on the sidelines with a broken foot, it would appear that McClements’ chances of getting more game time are looking up.