PROUD Jason Matthews is excited to lead the Terras into his first full term of management, as his side capped their unbeaten pre-season campaign with a 1-1 draw against Gloucester City.
The Weymouth chief, now nine months into the job, has worked tirelessly to mould the playing squad to his satisfaction this summer, and believes that now is the time for the club to kick on.
He told Echosport: “Pre-season as a whole I have been absolutely delighted with, we have had some tough games and a range of games to give us a scope of how we are doing.
“It has been a rebuilding process to get the club how I want to get it, we are nearly there and, from the playing side of things, I’m absolutely delighted.
“The lads are digging in and I will reiterate that I have a squad of players now, every one of them will play their part in the games this season.
“People will be frustrated but it’s down to me as a manager to keep them happy and keep them on their toes.“ And having claimed to have learnt an awful lot from his time in the Terras’ hot seat, Matthews feels that everyone at the club is pulling together for the new campaign, and it is something he is ecstatic to see.
“This club means an awful lot to me and that is the reason I came back in the first place,” he added.
“Getting Chris McPhee in through the Fantasy Football shows that the club is pulling together and it is now the family club that I left six years ago.
“I never envisaged being a manager, but at the end of the day we want to do something special this season. I am not going to set a target myself, the club has set me a target and I aim to hit it.
“Sometimes it will get frustrating, people will come to Wey-mouth to stop us playing. Some-times our style will come off for us and sometimes it won’t, but that’s our style of play.
“On the whole I would say to fans to stick with me and my squad and we will give the fans the best that we can.”
Speaking about the weekend’s clash with City, he added: “It was a typical final pre-season game where neither side wanted to get beat or get hurt, which I am totally accepting of, and on the whole to stay unbeaten is very pleasing.”