ROBBIE Yates paid tribute to Weymouth manager Mark Molesley, comparing him to AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, after he joined the club as goalkeeping coach.

Yates joins from Poole Town where he spent six seasons and who were relegated from National League South after finishing 20th with 42 points.

Yates compared the Terras’ boss to AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, who has just guided his team to a 12th-placed finish in the Premier League.

“He reminds me of Eddie Howe in the way he can manage, and the way he looks at things and asks questions and I love that.”

Reflecting on his decision to join from Poole, Yates said: “I have been at Poole for six seasons, I had a very successful time with the club. Obviously last season was a massive disappointment but I just felt I need a new challenge, obviously I knew Mark from my Bournemouth days. I know what he is about, he is professional.”

When asked what he is looking forward to most about joining the club, Yates said: “I think it is the professionalism, they have got a very good board of directors, Paul (Maitland, director of football) I know really well and I know Mark and I know Tom (Promodo) and I know Brad (Asagba), so I know a lot of the players because quite a few have played for Poole over the years. It is all looking positive and Mark, he does not leave a stone unturned. He is always looking for that bit extra out of anything that can give him an advantage and I love that.”

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