JASON Matthews is hopeful of being fit for the Terras’ home clash with St Neots Town tomorrow (3pm), despite suffering a dislocated finger at Frome Town on Wednesday.

The Weymouth keeper and player-manager picked up the injury having got a touch to Jon Davies’ first half strike which put the Robins ahead in their 2-0 victory in midweek – he continued and played through the pain barrier.

The Terras’ chief admits the injury is currently “really sore” but is hoping to be in contention to play against the Saints, who he has had scouted this week.

Giving an update on the injury, Matthews told Echosport: “It’s something that I need to monitor over the next day or so and see if things are right for Saturday.

“I have been very lucky. I have probably only done it twice in my career.

“I should be fit but that’s the beauty of having Dan (Thomas) there. I know I have an able replacement.

“I have full faith in Dan and he was unlucky not to start the season (in goal). It’s just a case of seeing how I am on Saturday morning.”

Commenting on the Saints, he added: “I have had them watched this week and know they are a young side as well. They have gone in a slightly different way to how they went about it last year.

“Obviously we have put ourselves under a little bit of pressure by losing at Frome but I will remain positive. I have a young squad and I have full faith in them.”

Midfielder Dean Evans remains a doubt.

Dorset Echo

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