WEYMOUTH centre-back Sam Sherring is “really thankful” for the excellent playing relationship he has established with experienced Guadaloupe international Stephane Zubar.

Sherring, 19, re-joined the Terras for a second loan spell this season after building an integral partnership with Zubar in Weymouth’s Southern League title-winning campaign last term. And the Bournemouth man is relishing linking up with Zubar again, Sherring revealing the popular centre-half offered him support during the summer.

He told Echosport: “He’s a great guy, on the pitch and off the pitch he always talks to me. He’s so experienced and always looks out for me. Even in the summer when I wasn’t here he was messaging me, so we get along really well and I’m really thankful for what he does.”

Sherring’s return was announced prior to the Terras’ barnstorming 4-1 win over Chelmsford City and the Cherries youngster also struck the post in the 1-1 draw at Slough Town.

However, an 89th-minute goal from Norman Wabo denied the Weymouth defence a clean sheet in the 3-1 win against Dartford – a factor Sherring is keen to learn from.

On his current stint at Weymouth, who sit second in the Vanarama National League South, Sherring said: “It’s been good, I’ve been welcomed back quite nicely. We’ve done well, luckily I’ve been able to play and we’ve got a good result (against Dartford), a good result last week and we were unlucky not to win in midweek. I’m happy to be back.

“Obviously you want to strive for perfection so (Saturday) was a bit annoying, it was the last few minutes, we’re tired and fatigued.

“But at higher levels it’s going to punish you, so we’ve got to be better than that. We’ll look at it and learn from it, but it’s been a good start.”

Sherring is confident Weymouth can go on to enjoy a successful season following their five-game unbeaten start.

He said: “We just want to take it each game as it comes but as long as we apply ourselves, I don’t see why we can’t have a successful season.

“We’ve got a good team here, we believe in ourselves, and as long as we keep working hard I think we’ll be alright.”

On a personal note, Sherring admitted he is targeting match minutes in a bid to improve his game.

“I just want to try and get as many games as I can, as many clean sheets and performances and develop as a player,” he said.

Dorset Echo

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