WEYMOUTH must “turn up” and perform in their league meeting with Truro City at the Bob Lucas Stadium tonight (7.45pm), manager Bobby Wilkinson has warned.

The Terras are fresh off the back of a 4-1 penalty shootout victory at Dover Athletic, following their epic 4-4 draw in the FA Trophy second round.

Weymouth have been rewarded with a trip to lower-league opposition in Hendon, but Wilkinson’s focus now switches to the Terras’ midweek woes.

And the Truro fixture carries extra significance, pitting 17th-placed Weymouth against a White Tigers side ranked four spots beneath them, three points bridging the two clubs.

Weymouth are also notoriously poor on Tuesday nights and were thrashed 5-1 at home by Bath City in their previous midweek game earlier this month.

Speaking to Echosport, Wilkinson said: “We’ve got to make sure we turn up.

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“We’ll be getting in early for a pre-match meal and preparing right for what’s going to be a really tough game against Truro.

“They’re fighting for their lives at the moment as well. They’ve just got beaten (2-0 at Hungerford) so they’re going to want to bounce back.

“We need to deliver on a Tuesday night because we just do not perform. The result will handle itself but we’ve got to perform well.

“We’re a very confident young group at the moment. They’re still learning and have a lot to work on but they need to turn up and do back-to-back games.

“It would just be an unbelievable week if we can get through in the Trophy and then get three points.

“We know it’s a challenge but one we’re going to take on.”

Truro are winless in eight games in all competitions, stretching back to a 3-1 win at Havant in early September, and are 22nd of the 24 National League South teams in the form table.

Wilkinson then stated in clear terms his desire for victory, adding: “Everyone’s looking at teams below us but is it one we would enjoy on a Tuesday night? You’re hoping so.

“Let’s not beat around the bush, it’s Truro, they’re low on confidence and we’re full of confidence. If you’re going to win a game, let’s beat Truro.

“I don’t want a draw. If it’s end-to-end, but we win 5-4, I’ll take that.”

Calvin Brooks returns from suspension, as does the cup-tied Ben Winterburn.