GARRY Hill is eagerly awaiting his chance to return to the dugout at the Bob Lucas Stadium as Weymouth host their Legends match against Bournemouth tomorrow (3pm).
The manager, who led the Terras to promotion to the Conference (now National League) during the 2005/06 season, will be in charge for the affair with players including the likes of Shaun Wilkinson, Ian Hutchinson and Jason Matthews.
Hill said: “I am looking forward to seeing some of the players and of course the supporters and everybody connected to the club.”
The match will be in support of the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust, which provides end of life care for people in Dorset.
Hill added: “I think it is lovely for the cause as well. Now the weather is as well, we are prepared for a warm day and it is hopefully going to be a good day with as many fans along as well.
“It should be a lovely day all round, both on and off the pitch, hopefully.”
Looking ahead to his side that he will manage, Hill said: “ It is going to be interesting to see the players’ level of fitness.
“I have been talking to some of the players over the last couple of weeks and of course I am sure some of them have been out doing a little bit of work.
“We have a situation where the players will be coming on and off I am sure, like I say it is going to be a good day and I am really looking forward to it.”
Hill recently returned to the Bob Lucas Stadium to watch the Terras as he saw the 2-0 loss to Exeter City last Saturday.
Hill was full of praise for the side that Terras’ boss Mark Molesley has put together and thinks the season ahead could well be a success.
Hill explained: “I did come down to watch a friendly (the 2-0 loss to Exeter City) and it was nice to come back down there. From what I saw on the day Mark (Molesley) is doing a very good job at the moment with the players he has recruited and hopefully they can have good season going forward but I am looking forward to the weekend that’s for sure.
“I can only tell what I saw but I thought from the game against Exeter I thought they played very, very well.
Hill praised Weymouth’s recruitment as well that has seen the club reshape the team hugely over the course of the past 15 months.
Hill said: “He has got some very good players at that level and I would like to think and hope that they are going to have a successful season, I think they will do.
“Mark is a young, hungry manager and he is keen top do well so hopefully they will be there or thereabouts at the end.”
The day will also see a variety of fun activities away from the match and the club aims to have it as a family friendly affair, with a bouncy castle and a three against three inflatable football pitch along with a silent auction among other activities.