WEYMOUTH can flourish with the underdog tag against Vanarama National League giants Notts County, manager Brian Stock believes.

The Terras entertain the Meadow Lane outfit at the Bob Lucas Stadium tomorrow (3pm) fresh from two straight wins over Maidenhead and Solihull.

Stock’s exploits have earned him the ‘manager of the week’ accolade but the former Wales international insists the Magpies are firm favourites.

County beat Weymouth 1-0 on their last visit to Dorset, before winning 3-0 in the return fixture.

Stock, who will oversee his 50th game as Weymouth boss, told Echosport: “They’re favourites, that goes without saying.

“It’s up to us to prove the statistics wrong. It’s no harm being the underdog, it sometimes takes that pressure off the players.

“We’ll go into the game full of confidence and I’m sure it will be a really good game.

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“I’ve done a lot of homework on them, watched a lot of their football and they’re going to be a very tough test.

“They’re a team that like to keep possession of the ball, so it’s got the makings of being a good match.”

Weymouth are looking to go three games unbeaten in the National League for the first time since February 2009.

“We still look to try and improve in certain areas and maybe turn those three goals that we conceded (at Solihull) into one or two in future,” Stock said.

“The most important thing is winning games. Whether that’s winning 4-3 or 1-0 it doesn’t matter.

“If we come up against Notts County and the game’s tight, it might be that we’ve worked on one or two things that we’ve highlighted in games to make us more compact defensively and add clean sheets.”

Terras midfielder Xander McBurnie (tendonitis) and striker Ben Thomson (Achilles) remain doubts.