WEYMOUTH’S recent poor performances and his own struggle to pin down a place in the team has left Stewart Yetton a frustrated figure of late.

The Terras have failed to win in five league and cup outings and Yetton has started just two of his side’s last half-a-dozen games.

Boos rang out from the home fans at the Bob Lucas Stadium last Saturday as Weymouth went down to Hitchin, and Tuesday’s cup defeat to Paulton did nothing to ease supporters’ current concerns.

Striker Yetton has no qualms with the Weymouth faithful making their feelings known.

“Whether our confidence is low at the moment, I don’t know, but as a squad we are selling ourselves short,” he said.

“The fans are disappointed because we’ve not been playing very well and they have paid good money to watch us.

“I understand why they are frustrated, they are passionate fans and want us to perform better, and we deserved what we got after Saturday’s game.

“Different changing rooms have different characters and every team has players who don’t cope well when that happens but also have people who rise to it.

“The team spirit is good, it has just been frustrating in a few of the games recently, some of them we should have won.”

On top of winning the fans over, Yetton is desperate to become a regular fixture in Jason Matthews’ starting line-up again.

He added: “Everyone can sense a bit of frustration and I’m frustrated at the moment as I’m disappointed to be in and out of the team.

“I feel I should be in the team but you’ve got to respect the manager’s decisions, he makes his selections for a reason.

“I’ve not quite hit the heights of last season and I’m trying to understand why that is.

“I know I could probably do with losing a bit of weight to recapture some of my sharpness.

“I’ve been doing a lot of running away from training but I could drop a few more pounds.

“If I’m scoring goals and hitting peak form I’ll be in the side and winning games with the team.

“I’ve got to knuckle down and do what I can in training.”

Dorset Echo

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