JASON Matthews has urged Terras’ fans to be patient over the potential capture of sought-after midfielder Chris McPhee.

The former Salisbury City man has impressed as a trialist with the Terras over the course of pre-season, and has found the net in fixtures against Guernsey and the Royal Marines Representative XI.

Player-manager Matthews has made it perfectly clear that he is keen to capture the midfielder, pictured, for this year’s Southern Premier League campaign, but insists it will take time.

“We just have to be patient, I know I keep saying it but we have a strict budget to stick to,” he told Echo-sport.

“Ian White has done a fantastic job with the Fantasy Football and it’s all down to how that goes in the next few days.

“It’s all about suiting both parties, from my personal point of view I would love to have Chris McPhee on board and if we could do it tomorrow we would, but it’s not quite as simple as that.

“I have held positive talks with Chris and we are taking it from there, hopefully over the next week something will materialise.”

On the pitch, the Terras’ chief is preparing his side to take on Plymouth Parkway in another pre-season workout tomorrow (2pm) but he will be without Sam Poole and Chris Shephard.

Weymouth will go to Bolitho Park knowing they are in for a good test against the South West Peninsula League Premier Division champions, and treble winners last term.

Midfielder Steve Colwell will also be facing his former club having made the switch to the Terras from Parkway midway through last season.

“I think it will be a good test,” Matthews added.

“It gives the lads another chance to stake their claims for a starting place. My mind is not made up in three or four positions and that first game is nearing.

“They (Plymouth Parkway) are a good club with a nice little ground and a good set up, and it gives the South West lads a little breather from their travelling. We will be having a get together after the game and that is a big part of the team gelling together.”