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‘Vital’ for Weymouth to pick up points against Wrexham

by: theterras

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WEYMOUTH boss Brian Stock stressed the “vital” need of points as the Terras prepare to host Hollywood-linked Wrexham tonight (7.45pm).

Wrexham have won headlines off the pitch after acting stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney moved closer to completing a takeover of the Welsh side in November.

However, the Red Dragons have struggled to make strides on the pitch and lie in 13th, some 10 points and nine places above the promoted Terras.

With four league losses on the bounce, former Wales international midfielder Stock is seeking to stem the bad tide of results – the latest a 2-1 loss at Wealdstone on Saturday.

He told Echosport: “We’ll be going into (Wrexham) with quite a few players missing but we can take a lot of positives against Dagenham with 10 men.

“We’ve only been beaten by one goal on that occasion and only one goal (at Wealdstone) albeit with some heroic saves from Jack Bycroft, who I thought was excellent.

“Hopefully we’ll put that poor run of games behind us and focus, because it’s vital we start putting points on the board.”

Cam Murray could return from concussion, Ollie Harfield (ankle) is likely to miss out while Calvin Brooks (knee) plus Andreas Robinson (hip) are doubts.

Stock added: “When you look at the preparation going into this game, the majority has to be done on the day because of limitations.

“We’re missing eight players from a 24-man squad – we’re stretched to the bare bones. I was glad we had no injuries (at Wealdstone).”

On the injury situation, Stock said: “They’ve all taken knocks from the Dagenham game.

“Cam will hopefully be able to play but it’s something we need to be clear on.

“Ollie rolled his ankle and carried on, he didn’t think he did much damage. It’s swollen been working hard to try and reduce that swelling.

“There’s no damage long-term. Calvin’s similar with his knee. The stress of having 10 men against Dagenham took its toll on two or three players.

“Robbo looks like he’s going to be out, he’s got a problem with his hip flexor.”

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