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Weymouth hampered by injuries ahead of Moneyfields test

by: theterras

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WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley expressed disappointment that his side have picked up injuries late into pre-season ahead of their visit to Moneyfields tonight for their penultimate pre-season friendly (7.45pm).

Tony Lee and Jordan Ngalo came off with injuries during the first half of the 2-1 defeat at home to Bath City on Saturday and Molesley also revealed that Josh Wakefield has picked up an injury, having broken part of his hand.

All three will miss tonight’s game and their injuries are being assessed.

The Terras’ boss said: “It is a shame, we are just getting to the end of pre-season and we were shaping up well.

“It is a squad game and it is a chance for other people to stake a claim.

In the defeat to the Romans, Lee was substituted in the 24th minute for Jordan Ngalo who himself went on to pick up an injury and was replaced by Harry Baker in the 42nd minute.

Molesley said: “Some of the players who have missed the 90 (against Bath City) will probably try to push them for 90 tonight.

“Unfortunately there are a couple of the substitutes that were due to do 90 played on Saturday.”

Molesley stressed the need to bring everyone up to a similar amount of time on the pitch during pre-season, which will affect his team for tonight’s clash at Moneyfields.

Molesley said: “We will just have to see how the dust settles from Saturday but the main thing is to try and get everyone up to similar minutes.

“So there will be a few lads doing 90 and then a few lads sharing the game.”

Molesley praised his opponents and expressed hope it will help the Terras in their preparation.

Molesley said: “It is another tough game. Moneyfields are a tough side, they have got some good players and they will give us another good test.

It is another tough challenge and one that will hopefully stand us in good stead for the start of the season.”

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