WEYMOUTH interim boss Paul Maitland called for the Terras to show "togetherness" and "passion for the shirt" at Dartford tomorrow (3pm).

Maitland, along with skipper Josh McQuoid, will take charge when the Terras contest their FA Trophy fourth round tie, with £5,250 on offer to the winners.

It will be the first game Weymouth have played since parting company with ex-boss Brian Stock on Wednesday.

Club legend John Waldock will also run the rule over Weymouth from the stands tomorrow.

And Maitland expressed his desire to see the players fight for the club.

He told Echosport: “I’ve found myself looking at a lot of Dartford stuff to get an understanding of what to expect from Steve (King’s) team.

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“Whatever people think of my time here, it’s always been based around hard work, effort and attitude.

“I’ve spent time over the last 48 hours looking at Dartford and they’re having a really good season. Steve is a really good manager.

“He will be relishing the fact that we’re coming, looking like we’re in turmoil. We’re not, we’ll be fine.

“He’ll see this as an opportunity to avenge the play-off final.

“This for me is a massive game for us. It’s really important after the week that we’ve had that we put all of that aside.

“I guess I’m making a plea to the fans if you come, that no matter what you feel about the off-the-pitch stuff, get behind the boys.

“Let’s really lift them. I know there’s an argument to say the players lift fans – that’s true as well.

“But we need to show a real willingness and togetherness this weekend as a club.

“Tactics aside, that’s the big thing for me. We’re built on hard work.

“I’m now 10 years at this club and the progress has been big.

“We’re a club that’s built on hard work, drive, determination, battling against the odds, coming together.

“That’s what we have to show this weekend in this game. As much as you can talk tactics, it’s about 11 v 11 on the pitch and having that passion for the shirt we’re wearing and the people we represent.

“In turn, we need them to show that passion for the team they support. Come together as a collective and be in it together.

“We can’t just play with emotion. We have to play with our hearts but more importantly with our heads and make good decisions.”

He added: “I’ll be looking to take all the pressure off the players, I’ll carry all the pressure – it’ll be on me.

“It’s me that’s put the hand up and said: ‘I’ll get us over this weekend’.

“I firmly believe that we have a group of players that, motivated and driven, will go there and get a result this weekend. But we all need to be in it together – fans, directors, players and staff.”

Tom Solanke is cup-tied after his exploits with Stourbridge this season, while Sean Shields is back in training.

Weymouth have no more Covid-19 cases and Ben Thomson is closing in on his 250th appearance.