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Skipper praises "fantastic" support

7 August 2018

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Skipper Robbie Weir has praised the "fantastic" support, which was evident in Saturday's opening game of the season at Ebbsfleet.

Speaking to the media ahead of tonight's first home game of the campaign, against Aldershot Town, Weir said: “You saw on Saturday the number of fans that travelled away for the first game of the season down to Ebbsfleet, which is not just around the corner. It’s fantastic. At the end of the game all the fans were backing us and cheering because we won and that’s what we want.

“Obviously if we can get another three points on Tuesday night then this place will be rocking. It's massive getting the fans behind us this year. They’re going to be our 13th man. The more wins we get the more this place will fill up and it’ll be a better place and atmosphere to come to.”

Discussing the new midfield set-up, playing alongside Curtis Weston and Charlie Carter, he said: “The gaffer puts a bit of responsibility on me with more of a defensive role, breaking play up and then Carter and Weston go forward and join the strikers. 

“Weston knows the league inside out and he’s a good player with bundles of energy. Carter is a young lad who will be very good. I think he could go higher. We all know our roles and responsibilities, no matter where you’re playing.

Weir has been impressed by new signing Marc-Antoine Fortune and believes he could have an important role to play this season. “If you look at his record, it speaks for itself. He’s played in the Champions League. He doesn’t get there on pure luck and you’ve seen for the half an hour that he played on Saturday when he came on that he’s got ability and he’s very experienced. I think he could be a key player for us.”

Turning his attention to the threat posed by Aldershot, Weir added: "They’ve been up there the past two years and we know it going to be a tough game. We just have to look after ourselves and hopefully we’ll do well.”

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