WEYMOUTH are looking into providing accommodation for potential new players from further afield.

Should the Terras firm up their plans, the move would edge Brian Stock’s side closer to the full-time environment adopted by the majority of their Vanarama National League rivals.

Part-time Weymouth are already planning to add more training sessions during the week to close the gap on full-time sides.

With the exception of Lincoln loanee goalkeeper Ethan Ross, most of the Terras’ players come from the south of England.

And, with Stock having enjoyed successful playing spells with Burnley and Doncaster in the north, the Terras’ manager is keen to tap into his pool of contacts.

He said: “In fairness to the board, they’re fully supporting this action.

“We are fully aware of the situation we’re in. When you look at how well (Weymouth) have recruited locally to get to where they are, they’ve done fantastic.

“In order for us to stay in this division we need to look elsewhere, further afield, utilise my connections.

“In order for that to happen we have to try and put a full-time spin on it and provide accommodation for players – something the club hasn’t ever done before.

“These are the steps we’re going to have to try and take.”

He added: “It’s something we highlighted when we first came to the club – it’s obviously going to come at an expense.

“We feel this is the right step in order to bring the right players to the club.

“Now we can look further afield, not just London and south of London, knowing we can attract the players, accommodate them adding training sessions, more analysis sessions.”

Dorset Echo

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