Bedworth plans are hindered

SHIN INJURY: Barry McConnell

SHIN INJURY: Barry McConnell

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IT looks like another patched up Terras’ outfit will make the journey to Bedworth United tomorrow (3pm).

Injuries and illness are wreaking havoc with Brendon King’s plans at present, particularly at the back where Sam Poole (groin), Alex Jeannin (hamstring) and Ashley Wells (ankle) are all sidelined and Kyle Critchell (groin) and Barry McConnell (shin) are doubts.

Just like last season, Weymouth have picked up only eight points from their first nine games in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division but five of them have been draws and King continues to back his side to come good.

He told Echosport: “All the inj-uries we are getting at the moment seem to be coming in the same area.

“It’s frustrating but just like the other night against Gosport Boro-ugh we just have to get on with it.

“It does not help the team’s rhythm when you have to keep playing people out of position but unfortunately that is all we can do at the moment.”

He went on to add: “Results have not gone the way we wanted but the lads are determined to put it right and are not shying away.

“When things are not going well it is easy to hide but the lads are not doing that and are playing through knocks and giving their all for the cause.

“Danny Clay was sick before the game against Gosport but still went out there and played, and Barry fought on despite taking another whack on the shin he injured a couple of weeks before.

“That sort of commitment shows the character of the squad and I have no doubts that together we will turn our fortunes around.”

One player that will be banging on the manager’s door for a start over the next 24 hours is Mark Ford.

The young striker has come off the bench and netted in the last two games and also provided an assist.

King, who refused to commit either way on Ford’s role this weekend, said: “I am talking to Mark all the time and last Tuesday we had a plan which worked.

“We knew what to expect from Gosport’s defence so Matt Groves went out there and scrapped with them to wear them down before Fordy went on and grabbed another goal.

“I don’t know quite so much about Bedworth but whenever you go up to the Midlands you know you are going to be in for a tough game due to the catchment area that clubs have up there.

“Unfortunately all we can do is just see who is available to us on the day and pick from there.”

Bedworth, who sit two points above the Terras in 12th place, have won their last two but previous to that they suffered four straight defeats.

Terras (from): Evans, Povall, Perry, Critchell, Palmer, McConnell, Clarke, Dixon, Sharpe, Walker, Clay, Reed, Duff, Smith, Groves, Joyce, Ford.

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