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TERRAS: Matthews not giving up on Rigg
JASON Matthews has not given up hope of making George Rigg a major part of his future plans.
The 20-year-old, is set to join Weston-super-Mare on dual registration forms but will turn out for the Terras in tomorrow’s clash at struggling Bedford Town (3pm).
Weymouth boss Matthews told Echosport: “George has been superb since he has been here and I would love to keep him, but he is an ambitious lad that wants to play as high as he can.
“I am not sure what’s going to happen but he does also have a lot of time for Weymouth and I am hoping in the future we might be somewhere he would like to come back to.
“He has certainly been very honest about the whole situation and I cannot fault him in any way.”
Rigg’s pending departure has been offset by the arrival of two new signings this week.
Defender Jake Hutchings has arrived on loan from Torquay United while forward Lamar Powell has joined on non-contract terms.
Both men could make their debuts this weekend especially with the Terras still struggling for numbers.
Matthews added: “Mark Ford is still a week away, Ashley Wells remains out through a groin injury and Luke Winsper has bruised his cartilage and been told not to play for at least a fortnight.
“Michael Walker and Jake Green are also out through suspension but Ben Joyce could return.
“With Jake and Lamar coming in, it does give me a couple more options than before, and hopefully we can go to Bedford and put in a good performance.
“We beat them 4-1 back in December in my second game in charge, but they are likely to be a very different proposition on their own patch, even though they have been struggling of late.
“No matter who you play in this league, you are always in for a battle.”
Third-bottom Bedford have lost their last 14 outings in the Calor Southern Premier Division and are on a winless run of 28 games in all competitions.
During that 14-game losing streak in the league they have also conceded an astonishing 46 goals.