CAMERON Murray says the Weymouth fans have been “absolutely brilliant” since his arrival from Dorchester Town in January.
Murray was speaking after he was named man of the match in the Terras’ 2-1 win over Swindon Supermarine at the weekend.
Murray, when asked about how he expected to be received by the fans after his arrival, said: “Yeah, the fans have been absolutely brilliant since I have arrived and I appreciate all the support.
“I’m not sure really I just felt if I came in and performed on the field and worked hard then I didn’t see any reason why they wouldn’t accept me even if I was joining from Dorch!”
Murray missed the match prior to the Swindon win, the 2-0 loss at home to Poole Town in the Dorset Senior Cup semi-final, due to being cup-tied, having played against Weymouth for Dorchester in the round prior.
Murray was grateful for the award and was pleased with the performance he was able to put in against Supermarine.
Murray said: “It’s always nice to be awarded the man of the match award and I was pleased with my performance considering I hadn’t played the last two league games and I missed the cup game against Poole due to being cup-tied, but I’m always working on my game even outside of training with Weymouth on my own.
“So yeah I felt I quickly settled in to the game and put in a solid performance alongside Jake (McCarthy) in midfield, we had to work hard both offensively and defensively as Swindon are an attacking threat to be fair to them, and we knew that before the game.
“But to be honest at this stage of the season and considering our position at the top of the table, ultimately it’s about winning and as a squad that is what we are focused on.”
The squad stand at the summit of the table, ahead of a crucial couple of games against Hartley Wintney and the Met Police.
The Terras are two points clear of Taunton but with a game in hand over the Peacocks, but that game in hand is at home against the Police.
The Met also have a game in hand over Taunton, and lie four points behind Weymouth and two behind Taunton.
When asked how the squad are feeling ahead of the final run-in, Murray replied: “Excited!
“I’d genuinely say the squad is enjoying every moment of the title race.
“We are taking each game as it comes, sometimes that may sound like a cliche but it’s true.
“We are not taking any weeks training and any game for granted.
“I think that stands us in good stead and allows us to perform freely, so we will look to continue that.”
Weymouth are now unbeaten in seven league matches, something which Murray accredits to the club embracing the challenge that they face.
Murray, when asked what he would put their recent form down to, replied: “I think it’s difficult to put it down to one single thing as so much work goes on behind the scenes on and off the field.
“But ultimately I feel all the lads and staff are embracing the challenge and so far the lads have stuck to the task in hand and have just gone about each and every game in a professional manner.”
“I also feel like the lads are able to put aside any pressure that comes with being at the top of the table and are able to go out onto the field and play with confidence and enjoy each and every game, I think that highlights the mentality of our dressing room.”