WEYMOUTH manager Bobby Wilkinson believes there is “no pressure” on the Terras against Aveley, a team he feels are “a force to be reckoned with” this season.

Weymouth welcome the second-placed Millers to the Bob Lucas Stadium tomorrow (3pm) looking to cause an upset in terms of the Vanarama National League South table.

Despite Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Truro, Weymouth remain in 17th and trail promoted side Aveley by 11 points.

And Wilkinson was hugely impressed with the Essex club after scouting them last week.

He told Echosport: “I know why they’re (near) the top, I went to watch them and they’re one of the best sides I’ve seen this year.

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“If you don’t turn up, if you’re not hard to beat or if you don’t go at them, you’ll get beaten because they’re playing so well. They really impressed me.

“I’m very pleased I watched them because we’re in for a team who are flying. A very good team, a very good unit and they’ve been together a long time.

“They actually reminded me of my Bracknell team, which was a force to be reckoned with.

“They kept their shape really well, played in the right areas, a very good team.”

Explaining his reasoning for there being no pressure on Weymouth this weekend, Wilkinson added: “I don’t know why people put pressure on it.

“There’s enough pressure in football and to win your home games. Let’s just turn up and see how we get on.

“There’s no pressure on us against Aveley. They’re fighting the top three, we’re fighting to make mid-table. So, let’s turn up and have a go. We’re certainly going to.”

Tom Bearwish returns from a one-game suspension incurred after chalking up five yellow cards.

However, Wilkinson issued no guarantees his captain would start.

“We’ll see how he trains,” the Terras’ boss said.

“There’s no individuals in this team, he’s going to have to work hard. Who would you leave out?

“That’s the question. Joel Rollinson played right-hand side where Tom’s been playing and had a brilliant game on and off the ball.

“I’ve got some decisions to make. We’ve got a 17-man squad so someone’s going to have to be left out. They’re all fighting for places.”

Jordon Thompson will be available despite his red card against Truro, but David Sesay has left the club to join Eastbourne on a full-time contract.

Frankie Monk has also extended his loan at Poole for another month.