GARRY Hill has warned his new Terras squad that they are playing for their places between now and the end of the season, writes Matt Pitman.
The former Hornchurch boss takes charge for the first time tomorrow when Weymouth visit Maidenhead United in Conference South (1pm).
He said: “I fully appreciate results haven’t been the best recently but I see tomorrow as a fresh start for the players and the club.
“Starting at Maidenhead and for the other seven games between now and the end of the season, each and every player has the opportunity to prove they deserve a future with Weymouth.
“I haven’t come in here with any pre-conceived ideas or anything like that.
“I’ve told the boys what to expect in the coming weeks and they will all get a chance to show they deserve to remain at the club.
“I already know a bit about a few of the players and I’ve been told various things since I took over earlier in the week.
“But I prefer to judge things with my own eyes so I’m looking forward to seeing tomorrow’s performance and what the players are made of.
“Myself and my coaching team Kevin Hales and Gary Calder had a good full day training with the lads the other day but I don’t want people to expect miracles based on one training session.
“It’s hard enough getting to know everyone’s name let alone anything else on the first day.”
An early setback for Hill tomorrow is losing first choice keeper Jason Matthews to a three-match ban following his dismissal at Havant and Waterlooville earlier this month.
Understudy Francisco Ramos will deputise.
Striker Chukki Eribenne is set to partner Kirk Jackson up front after being recalled from his loan spell at
“I’m not planning on making any wholesale changes over the next couple of games,” said Hill.
“We need a bit of stability at the moment and changing the team too much won’t help.”