TERRAS’ midfielder George Rigg “can’t wait” for today’s Dorset derby at the Bob Lucas Stadium (3pm), as Weymouth go into a crunch battle with rivals Poole Town.
The former Bristol City and Stoke City man believes the Dolphins may be “vulnerable” given their form of late, including a shock 2-1 defeat at home to Stratford on Saturday.
He also insists three points is a must if Weymouth are to strengthen their bid of making the play-offs.
Just three points separates the Terras from the top five in the league at present, while Poole are four points off the summit with a game in hand on leaders Redditch United.
“I can’t wait for Monday now, hopefully there will be a good turnout and we will put on a performance for everyone,” said Rigg, who missed the Terras’ 2-0 defeat against Poole last month through injury.
“I think it’s quite a vulnerable time for them (Poole).
“We owe them one and all the lads will bounce back from Friday (a defeat at Hitchin) now, group together, and go again.
“Anyone can beat anyone this year and it shows. It’s tight at the top and it can all change in a few games.”
Asked if he felt today’s clash is a game the Terras need to win to stake their claim for a play-off place, Rigg said: “Yeah, definitely.
“We needed to get something at Hitchin, even a draw with 10 men would have been good.
“But this game is all about the win and we need to get the three points.
“The run we have been on recently has been really good, we were unbeaten in six before Friday obviously. The lads are full of confidence and we are ready.”
The Terras are likely to be without Ben Thomson through a hamstring injury.
Chris Shephard and Mark Molesley are also expected to miss out with back problems.