WEYMOUTH boss Brian Stock admits his biggest battle at Hartlepool United tomorrow (12.30pm) will be fielding 11 players.

Hit with injuries ahead of their final Vanarama National League game of the season, Weymouth’s squad will be down to the bare bones.

There will be no cover from the group of six remaining players on flexi-furlough, meaning substitutes may be at a premium.

Sean Shields (ankle), Brennan Camp (thigh), Jack Dickson, Ben Morgan (hamstring) and Ben Thomson (groin) are all out.

Speaking to Echosport, Stock said: “To field 11 players is probably going to be my biggest aim.

“We’ve been patched up over the last two or three weeks. It doesn’t help going to your Solihulls and your Notts Countys and certainly Hartlepool.

“It’s a long trip, we’ve got one or two injuries and we’re going to go with what we are – we can’t bring any more players in.

“It’s going to be a tough test but it’s the back end of the season now and we’ve secured 18th place.

“We can go up to Hartlepool trying to enjoy the occasion and hopefully we’ll come out of it unscathed.”

Asked how important it is to finish the campaign on a high, Stock added: “That’s been my message over the last few games.

“It’s important we go hard, run hard and show all the commitment and fighting spirit that’s served us so well since the turn of the year.

“We need that consistency but we are restricted (on selection) and have to take care of the club on a financial basis.

“If we’ve only got 11 players, we’ll play with 11 players.”