BOSS Mark Molesley outlined his respect for Dorset rivals Poole Town, but insisted he wants Weymouth to “catch them up” in the future.
The two sides go head-to-head in a friendly at the Bob Lucas Stadium tomorrow (3pm), with the Terras’ manager admitting that Tom Killick’s Dolphins are a team his squad can learn from.
“Poole Town is a club we are looking to emulate because they have got promoted out of our division,” he told Echosport.
“We want to play against their team, learn how they have done it and what they have done well. They have set the tone for the area, so we are looking to catch up with them.”
Asked how he thought the Tatnam outfit have gained their recent success, Molesley replied: “I think in getting promotion, they managed to keep a strong team together with a good work ethic and team spirit.
“They have kept a core of that team together for a long time with good continuity. They have got talented good players and a good togetherness about them.
“They have done well and we have got to try and catch them up.”
On his side’s approach to the fixture, Molesley admitted the pre-season structure will now become a little more based around his tactical plans for the campaign.
“We are looking to get a little bit more tactical and technical about some stuff now but we won’t be showing our hand too much in pre-season,” he added.
Ben Thomson will miss out against Poole with Molesley hoping Tiago Sa will be able to play after nursing an ankle injury.