TERRAS’ midfielder George Rigg is set to stay with the club until the end of the season, and will go straight into Jason Matthews’ squad for their trip to Bashley this evening (7.45pm).
The former Exeter City man, who netted against the struggling Hampshire outfit when the lights went out at Bashley Road earlier in the season, is currently dual-registered with Weston-super Mare and has been flitting between both clubs since the Seagulls expressed their interest in February.
But on securing the services of his man for the foreseeable future, Weymouth boss Matthews told Echosport: “I’m delighted that George has decided to sign for us for the rest of the season and we will be offering him a contract for next season.
“George is a talented lad and I’m glad he has made the decision to come back here.”
Looking at his side’s second encounter with cash-strapped Bash in just four days, Matthews added: “I feel that they have got nothing to lose with their current predicament.
"We need to press the ball better than we did in the opening minutes on Saturday and not give away any stray passes.
“I thought their front two caused us problems and they probably have one or two of their lads that want to put themselves in the shop window for next season.
"We also have a lot of players that are out of contract and need to prove they are determined to stay here.”
On whether he would freshen up his starting XI following Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Bashley, the Terras' boss added: “I won’t make changes for the sake of it because I want to keep the continuity within the squad, but now we have a few more players to choose from I may look to bring a few in when I evaluate things.
“We want to win as many games as we can from now on and set a platform to build for next season.”
In-form striker Stewart Yetton, who has four goals in his last four games, will be looking to once again take advantage of a leaky Bashley backline, who have conceded 87 goals in their 32 league games so far this term.
A second win on the bounce for the Terras could see them climb to tenth position in the Southern Premier standings.
Terras: Matthews, Hutchings, Wells, Colwell, Richards, Rigg, Walker, Kelly, Jagger-Cane, Yetton, Joyce, Green, Powell, Poole, Holland, Vassell, Winsper.