JASON Matthews’ approach to the Red Insure Cup is straightforward – he wants to win it.
Most Southern League Premier clubs tend to treat the competition as an unwanted distraction but the new Weymouth player-manager sees it as an opportunity, and expects his players to view it in the same way.
Speaking ahead of tonight’s third round tie against Tiverton Town at the Bob Lucas Stadium (7.45pm), Matthews said: “I want to win the competition – it’s as simple as that.
“The aim is to win every game we can and although we may have to rest a couple who are carrying knocks, we certainly won’t be weakened either.
“People are fighting for places and it is a huge chance to stake a claim.”
Mark Ford has been ruled out with a broken foot while Stewart Yetton is recovering from a severe dead leg and Luke Winsper is nursing an ankle injury.
Matthews, who is planning to remain in the dugout this evening, added: “I have a team in mind and it is a strong one.
“Jake Green and George Rigg will both play and we will also have Scott Walker back from suspension.
“It is also an opportunity for the likes of Matt Cafer, Matt Harvey and Carl McClements to show me what they can do.”
Tiverton currently sit fifth in Southern League Division One South & West and could have several ex-Terras in their squad, including Ed Palmer, Aidan Chainey, Dan Smith, Sam Malsom and Matt Wright.
Admission for tonight’s game is £6 for adults and £3 for seniors and concessions. Juniors (under-16s) go free.
Terras (from): Matthews, Cafer, Poole, M Walker, N Walker, Anstey, Wells, McConnell, Green, Clay, Rigg, Burbidge, S Walker, Harvey, Joyce, McClements.