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Weymouth have ‘work cut out’ at Concord Rangers

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WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley believes the Terras have their “work cut out” against Concord Rangers in the Vanarama National League South tomorrow (3pm).

Rangers have won four of their last five league games to rise into 11th, while Weymouth have consolidated sixth despite a patchy festive period.

Concord were well into the play-off spots earlier in the season, producing some eye-catching results, and Molesley is not fooled by the Canvey Island side’s mid-table position.

He told Echosport: “It’s another difficult game – Concord on their day are one of the stronger teams in the league.

“They’ve been a little bit up and down but when they are up they’re definitely a very dangerous team.

“We’ve watched a couple of games and had a few reports on them and it’s a tough place to go to.

“Some of their results and performances have proved that they can compete at the very high reaches of this league.

“We’ll have our work cut out and as always we’ll have to be at our best to get anything out of the game.”

In their previous away day, Weymouth travelled to last season’s beaten play-off finalists Welling, taking a 3-1 victory.

Molesley feels Weymouth will have to match the standards shown in that contest.

He said: “We’re going to have to show the same characteristics and determination. Home advantage seems to be quite a big advantage in this league. If we want to stay at the top, we’ve got to pick up points on the road.

“That’s an area for us to strive to improve on.”

Molesley revealed striker Brett Williams is likely to feature at Concord after the Terras nursed the ex-Aldershot man through a niggling injury.

“He has been on the bench but in an ideal world he wouldn’t have been,” Molesley said.

“It was going to be worst-case scenario if we had to put Brett on. We’ve managed to shy away – that’s why he didn’t come on at the weekend.

“We’re hoping he’s going to be up for selection which will be a big bonus for us. He’s had quite a stop-start season and is yet to get a run of games.

“We’re hoping we can get that behind him now and he’s back available for selection, so that’s positive.

“Also, Calum Ward is virtually back ready for selection. We can get two back but we’ve got a busy physio room at the moment.”

Calvin Brooks and Andy Robinson (both ankle) remain out along with Cameron Murray (shin and ankle) and Jack Hoey (arm).

Dorset Echo