JASON Matthews hinted that player-coach Mark Molesley’s experience on the field could be utilised during the second half of the campaign.

The former AFC Bournemouth midfielder, part of Matthews’ backroom staff as well as an assistant to Cherries’ under-21 manager Stephen Purches, got through around 80 minutes after being handed a rare start for the Terras at Chippenham Town on Tuesday.

And while there are a number of options Matthews can use in central midfield, with the likes of Dean Evans, Chris Allen, Charlie Davis and Billy Lowes – he insisted “it would be nice” to see 35-year-old Molesley get more match minutes.

“I felt that he played really well on Tuesday,” Matthews said, when asked about the veteran midfielder.

“He obviously ran out of steam in the last 10 minutes but he did an excellent job and showed his experience.”

Questioned on whether we could see more of Molesley on the playing side of things in the latter half of the campaign, Matthews replied: “It would be nice to use Moles a little bit more in the second half of the season.

“He showed up well in the game and he is a good acquisition for me to have.” He added: “The central midfielders have done well this season – that is one position where I feel we are very strong. It proves that with Billy being out on loan at Wimborne.”

The Terras host Stratford Town at the Bob Lucas Stadium tomorrow (3pm).

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