WEYMOUTH are looking to add more training sessions during the week as the Terras edge further towards a full-time model.

Part-time Weymouth’s game at Dover yesterday was postponed due to the Whites undergoing a period of self-isolation amid a Covid-19 outbreak.

Following the 3-0 loss to rivals Yeovil in midweek, the unforeseen break gives Brian Stock’s men a chance for extra contact time on the training ground.

Stock has long highlighted the need for as much training as possible to negate the gap between themselves and full-time sides in the Vanarama National League.

The former Doncaster midfielder said: “The plan for the football club is to add sessions as much as we can.

“We’re in a situation where we’re a part-time club, we have players that work throughout the day.

“My main objective is to try and get players who are fit, ready to go almost on a full-time basis.

“In the same sentence, that gives us an opportunity to add a session in, maybe on a Wednesday, to try and build that fitness up.

“When you come up against teams like Yeovil they’re a full-time outfit.

“In terms of touch time and contact time, we’re miles behind every team in this league.”

Elaborating on the Yeovil defeat, Stock said: “We’ve got players that are not six-foot-four, six-foot-five. We have to pass the ball.

“We chose poor areas to pass the ball, our decision making was poor.

“We came up against a very aggressive pressing side and as individuals we need to recognise that and look to try and break that press with a bit of bravery on the ball.

“One or two players were hiding out there, especially for the first-half.

“I said at half-time we need to make sure, first and foremost, we don’t chuck the towel in. That’s the biggest thing for me.

“Because as soon as I see that, you’re off the pitch. In fairness, I don’t think anyone did, but we were lacking in every department.”

Dorset Echo

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