Weymouth boss Brendon King insists the politics that has taken place between his club and Kettering Town over the summer will mean nothing when they meet on the opening day of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division season.
The Poppies head to the south coast on Saturday after another challenging summer at Nene Park.
George Rolls, who was previously chairman of Weymouth, had been looking to complete a takeover at the Poppies but he has since been banned from football activity for five years after being found guilty of over 3,000 breaches of the Football Association’s betting rules.
The Poppies also signed striker Warren Byerley from Weymouth over the summer to add even more spice to the first fixture of the campaign.
But Terras boss King is only interested in getting the season off to a winning start.
He said: “All the stuff that went on before when George was here has nothing to do with us.
“In fact, some of the players were not even here when all that happened, so it is just a case of preparing as normal and making sure we do all we can to ensure we put on a good perform-ance.
“Overall I am very happy with how pre-season has gone. We have strengthened the squad and there have been encouraging signs in the friendlies but as I keep saying, all that counts for nothing because the only thing that matters is getting off to a good start this coming Saturday.”