Weymouth boss Brian Stock wants ‘maximum’ team size of 20


WEYMOUTH will look to keep its 2021/22 squad to a maximum of 20 players, according to boss Brian Stock.

In the previous campaign, Weymouth had used 32 players, but Stock wants to work with a ‘woven’ group.

The Terras have already signed 13 signatures ahead of the new Vanarama National League campaign, and more are expected imminently when FA clearance is given.

If the Terras were to suffer any injuries and suspensions, Stock is also happy to dive into the ready market – a tactic that worked wonders in the second half of last season.

He told Echosport: “We’re going to fill in a few more spaces with some lists of upcoming practice and also look to get maybe one or two ready.

“If a permanent signature becomes available to us, we’ll look at that as well.

“Regarding the size of the team, we are looking at a maximum of 20 players. We will not go above 20 because we believe that a good, cohesive team is the key.

“If we get one or two injuries, we can also consider lowering the loan market as we go along. ”

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Ben Thomson was the most recent signing announced, with the forward agreeing to the terms of a seventh consecutive season at Bob Lucas Stadium.

He joins fellow forwards Josh McQuoid, Brandon Goodship, Brad Ash and Tom Bearwish.

Midfielders Cameron Murray, Andy Robinson and Sean Shields remain, along with goalkeeper Gerard Benfield.

Weymouth has signed four defenders so far, with Ben Morgan, Calvin Brooks, Josh Leslie-Smith and Ollie Harfield all signed up.

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