Weston ready for physical challenge

Curtis Weston expects a very tough and physical game when Eastleigh visit the Technique Stadium on Tuesday evening (7.45pm).

He said: “It’ll be a very tough game and a physical one as well. They are going to be physical, but we are as well.

“We are strong and hard to play against, so I think we’ll match that. We are going to have to graft and win our individual battles. 

“We’re going into it positive. We’re at home and we are doing really well at home at the moment. Our quality should come through in the end.”

The 34-year-old signed a new contract last week, which takes him through until the end of next season. 

Weston is thrilled to extend his stay with club, saying: “I’m delighted to have signed. I’ve been enjoying my time, especially over the last few months. I’m really, really happy.

“I want to work towards the goal of getting us back into the Football League. It was my initial goal coming up, getting promotion.

“That is still the goal in place. It’s been a few years and we wanted to do it a bit earlier, but that is still the goal.”

Weston was also named as club captain last week and he is looking forward to the role, especially working with the Community Trust.

“I think it is pretty much business as usual,” Weston said. “Will [Evans] has the armband, he’s the captain. He’s been doing incredible at that.

“I think for me it is more in the background, looking after the players and helping out with those bits and pieces.

“There’s a little more on the community aspect, which I enjoy. Working with those guys is enjoyable.”