WEYMOUTH defender Jordan Rose says he wants to ‘stamp his authority’ and show more sides to his game after his move was confirmed.

The defender has spent three spells in the past, with the last two being loans at the Terras over the past couple of seasons, but has now joined the club from Havant & Waterlooville, alongside midfielder Andy Robinson.

Rose told Echosport: “The last two times I have been here it has been because I have been coming back from an injury and I have not been able to get into the Havant team.

“To be here now and to be able to show over a longer period of time what I can do and bring to the team, is really good.

“I am really excited about the whole season on the whole.”

Expanding upon his previous two loans from Havant to the Terras over the past two seasons, Rose emphasised that he is joining fully fit and with a point to prove.

Rose said: “I can stamp my authority, I can show more sides to my game instead of a half-fit Jordan Rose you are getting a fully fit Jordan Rose that has got a desire especially after a sort of disappointing season, I suppose you could say I have almost got a point to prove for this season.

“I am just excited to be able to come in and show everyone what I can do and what I bring to do the table.”

Rose admitted the move has taken some time, and is glad to get the move finalised.

Rose said: “It is great to have it confirmed.

“The thing is we have been trying to get it over the line for a while, I have been in since the start of pre-season, I am just delighted to get it done now.”

Rose’s most recent one-month loan was during last season but it was a difficult one for the defender, as he picked up two yellow cards in his first match, a 2-1 loss at Kings Langley and he made just one further start and two substitute appearances.

It contrasts heavily with his time during the 2017/18 season, which saw him score four goals in just six appearances for Weymouth.

When asked if the decision was an easy one given the familiarity with the team following the two loan spells over the past two seasons, Rose replied: “Easy. Really, really easy. It was quite literally my first phone call after I knew I was going to leave Havant was to the gaffer (Mark Molesley).

“He said straight away that I was someone that he would want to bring back into the club.

“It was just a no-brainer really, it just fits really well in terms of the club.

“It is very similar to Havant, everything is done really professionally.

“No corners are cut, it is well-run and everyone is on the same page here.”

Dorset Echo

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