MARK Childs praised the Terras’ “GK family” as he gets to grips with life at Weymouth.

Childs joined prior to the start of Weymouth’s 2-1 win at Walton Casuals, to provide competition for Tom McHale.

When asked how he has gelled with the squad, Childs said: “I have known Robbie for years, I knew him from when I was literally eight years old. I used to work with him when I was a kid. I was down there and I was with him at AFC Bournemouth when he first started down there.

“I have come in and I have met Tom as well, I have only heard good things about him as well. We get on really well, I feel like it is a good little GK family we have got down here so I am enjoying it, it is good.”

The ex-Eastleigh stopper had been at Gosport, and since his arrival has seen his new club go on a run of three consecutive wins.

Childs praised his new team and teammates, highlighting the professionalism of the group.

Childs said: “I have enjoyed it a lot to be fair, obviously it is a really good group of lads, it is a very talented team as well.

“There is a lot of competition down here as well, I have enjoyed training, training is very good, it is very professional down here.

“The people I am working with are all top quality. I feel like I can only improve being here.”

Childs admits it is a tough time to come into the club, with Weymouth approaching the final matches of the season as they look to chase and overhaul Taunton Town at the top of the table.

Childs said: “It is a bit of a difficult situation, coming into a club at this time of the season but luckily enough I feel like I have joined a really good club and I am lucky to be here.

“Again it is tough competition, Tom is a great goalkeeper but we are both young and we can both learn off each other and I am ready to play so if they chuck me in then I am ready to go.”

Childs also credited knowing a few of the players at the Terras for helping the club appeal to him, and the goalkeeper says he could not have joined a better team than Weymouth.

When asked what was it that lured him to the Terras, Childs replied: “I knew obviously quite a lot of the lads down here.

“I knew quite a few of the outfield players as well as some of the staff and stuff and people that have joined here have said also how professional it is down here and everything about the club.

“I don’t really feel like I could have joined a better club really so I am looking forward to the rest of the season.”

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