WEYMOUTH will treat tomorrow’s pre-season friendly at Slough Town (3pm) as a league away game, boss Brian Stock revealed.

After the Terras’ promotion to the National League, Weymouth will face arduous trips to the likes of Altrincham, Halifax, Hartlepool and Stockport.

While tomorrow’s trip to National League South side Slough is a fraction of the distances involved with the above teams, Stock is using the game as a full trial run.

Speaking to uptheterras.co.uk he said: “It’s going to be a tough test and one that we’re going to treat like an away game.

“We’re going to do it right, going to get a coach there so that all adds to the preparation come the start of the season.”

Weymouth warmed up for the Rebels friendly with a 1-1 draw against League Two side Exeter City, as Calvin Brooks headed a last-ditch equaliser.

The manner of the leveller gave Stock great cause for optimism.

He said: “They kept on going, almost bombarding the goal towards the end.

“For me to see that side of the lads – the never-say-die attitude – is everything I want to see in a team.

“Individually and collectively they were excellent.”

He added: “The most important thing we’ll take from the game is the momentum. It’s everything that we win the game but psychologically we’re another game unbeaten going into the season.”

Centre-back Myles Anderson and striker Cody Cooke are in contention after respective ankle and hamstring strains.

Defender Ade Olumuyiwa continues to be assessed after playing 75 minutes against Exeter and former Poole midfielder Jack Dickson is a doubt having picked up a knock.

Dorset Echo

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