WEYMOUTH will “come out fighting” against Yeovil Town despite their Covid-19 setback, chairman Ian White insists.

“Substantial” numbers of the Terras’ setup tested positive for the disease in the days after a stunning 2-1 win at Stockport County – themselves returning no positive tests.

National League officials placed the Terras in full isolation and Brian Stock’s squad is due to emerge on Monday, November 16 – one day before hosting the Glovers in league action.

With preparation less than ideal ahead of tackling Weymouth’s arch-rivals, White expressed his faith in Stock’s methods ahead of the game.

“We will do as we always do – we will come out fighting and give 200 per cent,” White told Echosport.

“The lads will certainly be up for it, there’s no doubt about that. Especially after the win at Stockport.

“We always knew we didn’t have a game (last Saturday) and we would have had a two-week break anyway.

“The only game we’ve lost is Wrexham. Ideally it would’ve been nice for Brian to get four or five training sessions in, of course.

“The circumstances have stopped us from doing that and it’s what the National League have told us we’ve got to do.

“Of course, we’re playing Yeovil so I don’t think there’s any doubt we will want to win that game.

“The games are still playing, that’s the lucky thing at the moment.”

Asked whether the Yeovil fixture remained viable given the 24-hour turnaround between the game and a return from isolation, White said: “I don’t think we have an awful lot of choice.

“That’s what the National League have said. It’s not our decision to come back on that Monday.

“The players will have their own regimes that will be set up by the management staff once any of them that have got (Covid-19) are able to get going.”

Dorset Echo

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