TERRAS: Rigg reaping benefits of first-team run

HAPPY DAYS: Weymouth's George Rigg

HAPPY DAYS: Weymouth's George Rigg

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GEORGE Rigg is relishing the chance of regular first-team football at the Bob Lucas Stadium after a somewhat unsettled start to his fledgling career.

The former Exeter City midfielder, 20, has impressed following his move to the club and opened his account for the Terras with a brace in Tuesday’s win over Bideford.

After a spell with the Grecians and stints at Stoke and Bristol City as a youngster before that, Rigg is enjoying a steady run of games at Weymouth after joining on non-contract terms last month.

“It’s gone well so far,” he told Echosport. “It has been good to get games under my belt as that’s what I needed.

“I think I’ve done well in the matches and the lads have helped me settle in.

“It’s different to what I’ve been used to but I’ve enjoyed it, and it’s been good physically as well.

“I want to try and push myself and see how far I can go, and Weymouth is a great club to do that at.”

On finding the net, he added: “It was really good to score and a bit of a relief.

“I had a few chances in previous games but hadn’t been able to convert them.

“I want to score as many goals as I can and that’s something I’ve tried to add to my game.

“I’ve played a bit at right-back in the past but I prefer centre midfield.

“Sometimes I didn’t get the chance to show what I could do but now I’m getting that chance.”

And Rigg was understandably happy to see his new side respond to the Stourbridge thrashing with a much better performance against Bideford.

He continued: “We bounced back well. We were up for it and wanted to improve from Saturday.

“We put that behind us and worked as a team to get the three points.”

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