BOSS Jason Matthews believes that since handing the Terras’ captaincy on the field to Calvin Brooks in recent weeks, it has given the defender “a little bit of extra drive”.
The Terras’ chief also insisted that the centre-half is one of a number of his current squad he would like to sign up for next season.
Former Yeovil Town man Brooks admitted “it is always a privilege to captain a club of Weymouth’s size” in an interview with Echosport earlier this month, and he is expected to retain the role when Matthews’ men go into a do-or-die clash with Cirencester Town at the Bob Lucas Stadium tomorrow night (7.45pm).
“Calvin has led very well, hence giving him the captaincy in the last few league games,” Matthews told Echosport.
“Giving Calvin an extra responsibility gives him a little bit of extra drive.
“He has come of age this season and Pat (Baldwin) has brought him on fantastically. With Pat being out injured it gives Calvin a chance to lead the side.”
On his squad plans for next term, Matthews added: “I will be looking to tie down Calvin, he is someone that I have already spoken to. I am very keen to tie down the whole of my back four that have played in the latter part of the season.”
A win for the Terras against the Centurions would still give Weymouth a glimmer of hope in their quest to make the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division play-offs.
Jake Wannell is still a doubt for the game after standing on a nail at work. Cameron Brown is expected to return to the squad.
The Weymouth player-boss added: “Although I am incredibly frustrated with where we actually are in not challenging for the league title, we have to get on with it, stay positive, and win two games of football.
“I desperately want to go out in our last home game with a win.”
The club confirmed at their AGM this evening that they have made a healthy profit of £24,604 for the year ended, May 31, 2015.
Chris Pugsley also stated that he is still looking to step down as chairman of the club – that matter is expected to be addressed at the club’s next board meeting