The Evo-Stik League Southern
Published 1st June 2012
The Terras’ striker, who has bagged twenty-five goals in each of the last two seasons, is currently out of contract. But with negotiations ongoing, as he continues to recover from a successful knee operation, Byerley is hopeful of a positive outcome.
He said: “I haven’t signed a contract yet but we’re in talks at the moment. The main thing right now is getting my leg sorted.
“The club are sorting out a deal and I’m sure everything will be sorted.
“I have really enjoyed my time at Weymouth. I’ve played nearly 100 games in two years and hopefully I will play another 50 next season.”
There were fears Weymouth’s captain would have to wait several weeks to go under the knife, but with the help of BMI Healthcare and Winterbourne Hospital, Byerley is “on course” to report for pre-season training.
He added: “The club struck up a deal with BMI Healthcare and Winterbourne Hospital and everyone has been brilliant. “I had the same surgery done six years ago by Dr Ian Barlow and he did it again this time. He’s a top surgeon and I won’t ever use anyone else.
“I’ve been up walking about now and although there are a fair few weeks to go, I will be back for pre-season training. I’m definitely on course to achieve that.
“I’ve got to do the rehab properly as I don’t want to rush it and then knock myself back a few weeks.
“I’ll be going back in three weeks when hopefully I will be given the all-clear to do some light training and build my legs back up. The physio has also given me some exercises to do in the meantime to keep myself going.
“I will make sure I’m back for pre-season and that will give me plenty of time to prepare for the new season.”
And Byerley is looking forward to the 2012/13 campaign – where he hopes a few additions will see the Terras improve on last season’s seventeenth-place finish.
The skipper said: “Brendon King has mentioned getting a couple more experienced players in and if he does I’m sure we will progress and have a more positive season.
“I believe Brendon is talking to the majority of the squad and hopefully the majority of them will stay. We’ve got a good young side and if we can add four or five to what we’ve got, providing we can afford it, I’m sure we will move forward.”