Billy Neale: Afternoon Calvin. Eight games unbeaten and sitting pretty in the play-off spots. It’s not been a bad start to the season has it?

Calvin Brooks: Good afternoon. It’s been a really positive start, everyone is full of confidence on the back of the run we are on at the moment. We have surprised a lot of people but we haven’t really surprised ourselves as we knew we had more than enough quality in our camp to be competitive this season.

BN: Definitely, I think a lot of our fans were bewildered at some of the predictions by people on the outside. Moving on to yourself how have you found your form this season?

CB: We had the best defensive record in the league before the Dulwich game so that is always a good sign. I’m pleased to have been able to chip in with a few assists recently but also a bit frustrated I haven’t got a goal yet, overall I’ve been happy with most parts of my game this season.

BN: It is never a bad thing having the best defence. Well, it is unlike you not to pop up with a goal or two down the right flank! Moving onto tomorrow’s big FA Cup game, how has the mood in the camp been this week in training and how excited are you at the prospect of being the first Weymouth team in over ten years to reach the 1st round proper?

CB: It’s all good at the moment and everyone is looking forward to the big game tomorrow! We have prepared well this week and we have prepared for a tough test but it’s our house and we fancy ourselves to beat anyone at home. Our fans will be behind us and we will do everything we can to be in the draw for the first round proper come Monday afternoon

BN: I’m sure it’ll be a great atmosphere tomorrow in front of the faithful and just a final question now. How much does the Cup mean to you and have you ever played in the proper rounds?

CB: It’s huge for the club for financial reasons but to the players also because you only get one shot each year. For me personally, these are the games I enjoy the most. Unfortunately, I haven’t played in the First Round but I have been at clubs that have had a taste of it. I was with Dorchester as a young lad when they beat Plymouth in the First Round, I was also at Yeovil when they drew Manchester United in the Third Round. It is the magic of the FA Cup.

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