WEYMOUTH striker Brett Williams believes the Terras will “shock” rivals in the Vanarama National League South this season.
Williams’ comment was made in relation to Weymouth’s style of play, which has already forced tactical adjustments from both Maidstone and Bath in their opening two games.
Speaking to Echosport after the 1-1 draw with Bath, the former Eastleigh, Aldershot and Forest Green Rovers forward also revealed his own alterations to life as a part-time footballer.
He said: “I always thought with the style of play we were going to shock a few teams. Maidstone and Bath have both changed their ways a bit which has put them at a bit of a disadvantage.
“Four points from the first two games you’d take that, but we were unlucky not to get the three points (against Bath).”
He added: “I’m just getting used to going back to part-time and training in the evenings, that’s the main thing, but I’m enjoying it – we’ve got a good bunch of lads.
“It’s just because you’re used to going into training every day and if you’re a bit rusty you can get it out on the Monday, you might have a game Tuesday.
“There is a bit of a difference but you’ve just got to adapt and do the right things outside of football.”
Williams also believes there is a decreasing difference in quality between part-time and full-time football at non-League level.
“I wouldn’t say there’s that much,” he said. “The main thing is you’re ticking over constantly with full-time.
“Maybe the fitness is there but that all depends on how the training goes – and in the (National League) how many team that are part-time have got to the play-offs?
“So, yeah, there is a bit of a difference.”
Williams, who began his career at sixth-tier level with Eastleigh, had always taken note of Weymouth’s stature.
He said: “I was Conference South when I first started when (Weymouth) were last there. I remember playing here and it’s a big non-League club.”