WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley has labelled the Terras’ current run of fixtures as “relentless” in the run-up to the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier encounter with Merthyr Town at the Bob Lucas Stadium tonight (7.45pm).

Molesley’s men are due to play their fourth game in 10 days when the Martyrs make the trip to Dorset, with two more next week taking the tally to a punishing six matches in 17 days.

Speaking to Echosport about the hectic schedule, Molesley felt the fixture pile-up was just one of many “variables”.

He said: “We have got to dust ourselves off and go again, it’s relentless.

“You’re not going to be at your best week in, week out. There are a lot of variables.”

Commenting on the threat of Merthyr, who lie one place and three points behind the Terras in seventh, Molesley is expecting a “professional” display from the Welsh side.

He said: “They’re a very good side, Merthyr. A much-fancied side. They’ve got aspirations to get in the play-offs and it will be another tough game.

“We look for any advantage we can gain really, with teams travelling down. But it’s the same for both teams. We have both had a lot of travelling.

“But we’ll concentrate on our own game, I’m sure that they will be professional.”

And Molesley admitted he is looking forward to home comforts after two long away trips to Farnborough and St Neots.

“We have had a tough couple of games on the road so we’ll see how the boys react. It’s great to break (the travelling) up.

“We’ll have to take advantage of (the home game) and hopefully put on a good performance for our fans,” he said.

Sean Stewart is the only confirmed absentee for Weymouth as he sits out the second match in a three-game ban after his sending off for Hamworthy United last week.

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