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Staines Town trip an ‘acid test’ for Weymouth says Tom Prodomo

WEYMOUTH have re-signed right-back Calvin Brooks ahead of the Terras’ trip to Staines Town tomorrow (3pm).

The defender, who left to join the Army in the close season, could go straight into the Weymouth matchday squad.

Meanwhile, assistant-manager Tom Prodomo says the Terras’ contest with Staines will be an “acid test” for how the squad has trained in the two weeks since their last match.

Weymouth have not played following their 2-2 draw at home to Hartley Wintney on September 15, who have since replaced them at the top of the table albeit having played a game more than the Terras.

Prodomo said: “The mood is really positive, the work ethic has been brilliant in the sessions that we have had since our last game.

“You can see that real desire to keep on improving and push each other within the group.

“There is also really good competition for places which has really driven the intensity of our sessions.

“The boys have been working well and the acid test of that will be when we are back out on the pitch.

Staines Town have recently sacked their head coach Cristian Colas and are currently under interim head coach Adam Wickes, who oversaw their barnstorming 5-3 defeat to Hartley Wintney last weekend, and Prodomo admitted it makes it difficult to know what to expect.

Prodomo said: “It is always an interesting time to come up against an opposition, when they are undergoing some change themselves.

“Obviously it makes it a little bit more difficult to know what to expect from them.

“But as ever we will be trusting ourselves to impose our style of play on the game and trust the ability and character we have got in the group to put on a good performance and bring about the result we want.”

Despite their excellent start to the season Weymouth have now gone over a month without tasting a victory, with one draw and one loss in the league in that time and an identical record in the FA Cup.

Still, the Terras currently occupy second on goal-difference and a win on Saturday, providing Hartley Wintney do not win and Taunton do not better the Terras’ winning margin by two goals, will send Weymouth back to the summit.

Yet the top of the table is heavily congested, with just one point and goal difference separating Weymouth in second from Farnborough in eighth.

Their opponents Staines Town are in a vastly tougher spot however.

They currently reside just one point above the relegation zone with six points from their eight games so far, with two wins and six losses in the league so far this season.

On Wednesday afternoon it was announced that Harry Baker’s one-month loan at Frome Town has been extended by a further month so will not be in the squad for the match.

Josh McQuoid and Callum Buckley will face late fitness tests in the Terras’ only current injury concerns.

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