BOSS Jason Matthews revealed that striker Ben Thomson is still struggling with injury ahead of a crucial run of Easter fixtures for the Terras.

Thomson was replaced by winning goalscorer Tim Sills at half-time during Weymouth’s 1-0 win at Hungerford on Monday with a hamstring problem and the Terras’ boss admits the injury is “not looking good” ahead of tomorrow’s test at Hitchin Town (3pm).

Giving an update on the frontman’s fitness, Matthews told Echosport: “He is really sore, we can’t rule him out at this moment, but it’s not looking good.

“I think that if he misses one game (over the Easter weekend) he will miss both because, with a hamstring, you have to wait and see how it settles down and take it from there.”

A win against Hitchin would put the in-form Terras above the Canaries in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division table and back in the play-off spots.

Speaking ahead of the crunch encounter, Matthews added: “It is a massive game and we have put ourselves right back in the hunt with what we have done over the past five or six games.

“We have a points tally to aim for and it’s all about us now. I knew teams would drop points and, if we win our games, we will be in those play-offs.

“There is a very good togetherness in the camp now.

“I think a few people felt they were just going to be on the bench but we mixed it up a little bit on Monday and everyone is going to play a massive part between now and the end of the season.

“There is a fantastic team spirit and the boys are sticking together.

“We are really looking forward to what is going to be a crucial Easter.”

Dorset Echo

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