BRENDON King is sweating on the fitness of three key players ahead of this evening’s trip to fellow strugglers Cirencester Town (7.45pm).

The Weymouth boss, who received a vote of confidence from the Terras’ board over the weekend, following his side’s disappointing start to the season, is still waiting on Byron Napper, Stephen Reed and top-scorer Warren Byerley, who are all struggling with knocks.

King told Echosport: “Byron went to see the doctor again yesterday about the infected grass burn he picked up against Evesham United and at the moment I am still not sure if he is going to be fit.

“Reedy also picked up a bit of a groin strain at Chesham United on Saturday where Wozza got a toe stamped on as well, so we will just have to wait and see.

“On the plus side, Sam Poole returns to the squad following a one-game suspension.”

The Terras have picked up just five points from a possible 24 so far this season and sit second bottom in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier, just one spot below Cirencester on goal difference. Both teams also share the second worst defensive record in the league, having shipped 19 goals each in just eight games.

King added: “We have had a report done on them and I have spoken to the Frome Town manager, whose side beat them on Saturday, so I certainly know a bit about them but it is all about how we apply ourselves.

“If we take the second-half display from Chesham into the game with us and take our chances then I am confident we will come away with a result.

“It is a fine line and recently we have just not been getting the rub of the green.

“Chesham is a difficult place to go but we matched them throughout and deserved something from the game.

“It was a similar story at Leamington, so we are not far away at all, and it is just about being more disciplined at the back and a bit more clinical in the final third.

“If we were not creating chances in games then I would be worried but everyone is working hard and giving their all for the shirt and I am sure we will turn the corner soon.”

The future of keeper Nick Jordan still remains up in the air. The ex-Crawley Town stopper was dropped at the weekend due to disciplinary reasons surrounding a possible move and it appears he will be on the bench again this evening.

King said: “There are no updates on Nick. He will be travelling with us again to Cirencester and as far as I am concerned he will continue to be in the squad until anything else happens.

“Tom Manley came in on Saturday and made a couple of good saves so we will just see how it goes.”

Terras (from): Manley, Jordan, Gerring, Peters, Stephenson, Poole, Tribe, Dixon, Murray, Reed, Napper, Marshallsay, McKechnie, Molsom, Byerley, Groves, Bassett, Conning.