TERRAS’ manager Brian Stock has elaborated on the return to their parent clubs of three Weymouth loanees.
Stock brought in goalkeeper Jack Bycroft from Southampton, centre-half Corey Jordan from Bournemouth and winger Zaid Al-Hussaini from Crawley.
While all three impressed at various stages of their loan spells, Stock elected not to renew terms on Bycroft and Al-Hussaini – the former replaced by new loanee Ethan Ross from Lincoln.
Stock also revealed that Jordan himself made the decision not to extend his stay with the Terras.
Speaking following the 3-0 loss to rivals Yeovil Town, Stock said: “Jack was a big decision.
“We decided to send Jack back to Southampton with our best wishes. He’s a fantastic kid and I think he’s got a bright future.
“I felt it was getting to the stage where maybe a little bit of confidence (was missing) and we needed experience, so we brought in Ethan who’s had that exposure in the Football League.
“When you look at Corey, I was disappointed to hear the news that he wanted to go back to Bournemouth – that was his own decision.
“And Zaid, he’s got a lot of talent. He’s almost like a maverick-type player.
“Unfortunately, when we’re up against it we need players that are really good both in and out of possession and he’s just come up short on that.
“Realistically, it’s not given us a lot of time to get players in.
“It’s a bit different now where we can’t loan out any players to a couple of leagues below. That limits us to try and release funds in that sense.
“We’ve been supported by the board, so we’ll go out and we’ve got three or four people that we’re talking to right at this moment in time.”