WEYMOUTH boss Brian Stock stressed no player is guaranteed a starting spot after a difficult past three months.

Since a 2-1 win at pre-season league favourites Stockport on Halloween, Weymouth have won just once – a 3-2 FA Trophy third round tie against Maidenhead.

Stock’s Terras have struggled for form in the league since then, losing from winning positions against Dagenham, Wealdstone and Wrexham and just missing out on a point against leaders Torquay.

Weymouth secured draws against Eastleigh post-Christmas but in the respective 3-0 and 1-0 losses to Yeovil and Darlington failed to register a shot on target.

Weymouth face second-placed Hartlepool on Saturday and Stock is keen for his squad to respond to adversity.

Asked what he wanted to see this week, he said: “A reaction. We’ve said a lot of things in that changing room and it comes to a point when the same messages are wearing thin.

“If something doesn’t change, the personnel’s going to have to change.

“Although the players have done terrifically well to get to where they are over the last couple of years, if performances are not going to be consistent then that’s a problem.

“If I’m being truthfully honest, I don’t think any player over the last eight to 10 weeks can say they’re going to start next week.

“As a manager the ideal scenario is that you have a team that’s performing well and you can roll out the same team the following week. Realistically, I think all the players would agree.”