WEYMOUTH boss Brian Stock conducted research on Woking – on the coach back from Altrincham.

Stock’s men host the Cardinals in Vanarama National League action at the Bob Lucas Stadium (7.45pm) after a 0-0 draw in the North West.

In atrocious conditions at Altrincham which produced standing water in some parts of the pitch, Weymouth collected their first point and clean sheet of the league season.

Speaking to uptheterras.co.uk, Stock revealed his work on the journey back to Dorset highlighted the small gap between games.

“We’re doing our homework on the way home,” Stock said after the goalless draw.

“We’ve got some information on them and what that will be will be translated into a staff effort and given over to the lads in preparation for (tonight).”

Despite the continued lack of fans at National League games, Stock insisted those watching on Saturday via streaming services would have seen “maximal effort” from his players.

He said: “If the fans had have been there and watched the game live you can see how much it matters to the players and staff.

“The importance at half-time was to keep a clean sheet and when you look at the determination, effort, and recovery runs there was maximal effort throughout the 90 minutes.

“The fans would’ve seen and respected that. If you’re a paying fan, home or away, and you see your players giving everything, every fan would accept that.

“There would (have been) 200 fans going back home with happy faces.”

Ade Olumuyiwa is a doubt with tendonitis, while Jordan Ngalo is in contention after travelling to Altrincham and not making the matchday squad.

Dorset Echo

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