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GO-GETTING Chris Pugsley claims his role as Weymouth chairman is a "dream job" at present, and he is determined to get the club back where he believes it belongs.

The accountant, announced as successor to previous chairman Nigel Biddlecombe in September last year, also believes there is a unique bond at the club that will get the Terras out of their recent dip in form.

Despite the negative results on the pitch of late, the latest being Tuesday's 2-0 defeat at Hungerford Town, Pugsley is confident Jason Matthews' men are still capable of delivering promotion.

"It's a dream job at the moment," he told Echosport.

"When I came to the club I saw that the previous chairman said he would be happy with a top-10 finish, but I said to Jason before I joined that if he held the same ambition I wasn't coming, because we should not be in a mid-table position.

"We have to challenge for this league because Weymouth aren't where they should be and we have to get the club back up there."

Commenting on the recent lack of positive results, which has seen the Terras' come unstuck in four of their last five league games, Pugsley added: "As much as I'm disappointed about it I'm not too downbeat.

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"If I was offered the position we are in now at the start of the season I would have taken it.

"Jason is with me 100 per cent and we could not have achieved much more at this moment in time, we have had a couple of hiccups but overall it is going really well.

"When you have the likes of Jason and Yetts (Stewart Yetton) in your side, and with people like Craig (Laird) and Paul (Maitland) in the backroom staff, it is just one big family. The lot of them support each other all the way through and it is brilliant.

"There are clubs in this league with budgets of more than £10,000 a week.

"We are only where we are now because we have such a fantastic dressing room and the guys are so together, they would do anything for each other and it's amazing.

"My job is also made a lot easier when I have a vice-chairman (Tony Greaves) who works full-time at the football club and takes a lot of pressure off me. It is a pleasure to have someone like that working alongside me."

With the Terras' currently sitting in third spot in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division, Pugsley believes the minimum the club should achieve in the long term is a place in the Conference South.

He claimed: "This club in the Southern League is a joke, we should not be playing Southern League football. We should be in the Conference South.

"The travelling is no more and the football is much better. It's a better quality league."

And to help aid that ambition, the chairman also revealed there is still room for manoeuvre in relation to the transfer market, with signings lined up well within the club's financial means.

"Jason is one of the only managers I have worked with who is happy to work within a budget," Pugsley added. "He talks about the budget before he even gets his players.

"I talk to Jason almost every day and he knows that there is still money available for signings.

"When he finds the right people they will be coming in, we have to just consolidate our position near the top of the league and go for promotion."

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