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Hill: Time to prove your worth

by: theterras

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GARRY Hill says Weymouth’s players still have time to prove they deserve a future at the Wessex Stadium.

The Terras boss says definite decisions on whether many of his squad will stay with the club will be made after next Saturday’s season closer.

And Hill insists more than pride is at stake when his side travels to Hayes tomorrow for their penultimate road trip of the Conference South campaign.

He told Echosport: “I’m starting to get a

clearer idea in my mind on what will be needed for us to make a serious challenge next season but what is important is that the players are professional over our remaining three games.

“I want us to win as many points as possible over the last week of the season, starting at Hayes tomorrow, so we can finish as high as possible in the league.

“Once the final game against St Albans next Saturday is over, myself and my team will then start to take the decisions we feel need to be made.

“It is vital the players know that there is still time in these three games to make a positive impact if given an opportunity.

“The attitude and applications since our arrival has been first class and the main thing we’ve been encouraged by is that the players have taken on board what we say.

“All the games, despite the fact we’ve lost a couple, have been positive in some form or another and that can only be good.

“The fact we’ve had a decent amount of time to assess the squad in competitive matches mean we will be better prepared to carry out what we think will be needed to ensure we do well next season.”

Hill has a tough decision to make on who to play up front in the trip to the mid-table Church Road side tomorrow.

With Grays Athletic loanee Vill Powell available again, fellow frontmen Charlie Macdonald and Chukki Eribenne staked a claim by netting in the midweek Sammy McGowan Cup win at Portland United.

Hill said: “It was nice that Vill, Charlie and Chukki all scored because a striker’s confidence is always helped through scoring. It was good to see Charlie net his first for the club and hopefully that will spark him off, while Chukki has had a frustrating time out with injury just after his recall from loan.

“But with Kirk Jackson also available, I face a difficult choice tomorrow deciding who to play and who to leave out.”

Hill takes a full strength squad to the Middlesex outfit, who saw off Weston-super-Mare at home in midweek, and is hoping for more of the same from last week’s defeat at Grays Athletic – only with better finishing.

“We knew it was always going to be tough at Grays but I was really pleased with the manner of our performance,” he said. “What we need to do tomorrow is approach the game in the same way and take our chances when they come along.”

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