Weymouth gunning for the Linnets

WEYMOUTH assistant-manager Paul Maitland is looking to continue “accumulating points” when second-placed King’s Lynn visit the Bob Lucas Stadium in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier today (3pm).

The Linnets sit on 22 points, six points and eight places above the Terras, and Maitland is aware of the importance of remaining in the “chasing pack”.

He told Echosport: “It will be another big test for us. We seem to be just playing the top six. If we can come through this game it bodes well for ourselves.

“We’re sticking in games where maybe we’ve not played so well. It’s important to keep picking up the points. It’s a 46-game season so it’s important to stay in amongst the chasing pack and keep accumulating points.

“It’s a reasonable start but we’ve got lots of improvements to make and a lot of work to do.”

Maitland also feels that there is a different type of pressure on either side going into the game.

He said: “The Southern League is a tough league, there’s no easy game. King’s Lynn have obviously made a very good start to the season.

“They’re similar to Weymouth in many ways. They’re a big club in this league – that creates its own added pressure.

“The pressure will be on them a little bit to maintain their good start and pressure is on us because we’re part of the chasing pack.”

Weymouth will wait on the fitness of defender Toby Down, but Tiago Sa is fully fit after coming through Tuesday night’s 3-0 win over Wimborne Town unscathed.

Maitland said: “We’re waiting on Toby Down, whether his injury will allow him to take part. He’s picked up an injury against Basingstoke.

“Tiago Sa is back to full fitness, he came through Tuesday without any problems.

“Tuesday was good because it was an opportunity to give some players minutes and it was also nice to see some of the young players and where they’ve got to.”

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