WEYMOUTH assistant-manager Tom Prodomo is pleased with new Terras’ signing Matt Casey’s start at the club.

The teenager was an unused substitute for the 1-1 draw with Beaconsfield, but made his first start for the club against Taunton in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier South.

Casey also came on for Abdulai Baggie in the 3-2 win over Harrow Borough with six minutes to go and replaced Tiago Sa in the starting line-up for the 2-1 win over Taunton Town.

Prodomo said: “I thought he stood up to it well. Those types of experiences are good for all of the players but particularly the younger ones experiencing it for the first time.”

Casey, 18, signed for Weymouth on a work experience loan from Portsmouth, which was announced prior to the 2-2 draw with Winchester City on Saturday, August 4.

Prodomo explained that he thinks such an experiences are part of why clubs can be keen to send their players out on loan, as opposed to playing academy football, or in clubs’ younger sides.

Prodomo said: “I think for a young player like Matt he is obviously at a professional club in Portsmouth I think it these types of opportunities why clubs are so keen to send players out.

“Academy football, age group football does not really give you that experience of a crowd of nearly 1,000 people, a big physical challenge in the opposition who are a good side who have been used to winning over the last few years.”

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