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Andy Dallas extends Weymouth loan

by: theterras

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Dorset EchoWEYMOUTH have extended the loan of star striker Andy Dallas until late April.

Dallas, on loan from Sky Bet League Two leaders Cambridge United, will now stay at the Bob Lucas Stadium until April 24.

It means the pacy marksman, scorer of four goals in a month, can play a further 15 matches with the Terras.

Former Rangers youngster Dallas could play his final game at promotion-chasing Hartlepool United.

Weymouth manager Brian Stock is delighted to secure the Scot’s services once more.

“He’s brought a different dimension to our game,” he told Echosport.

“When we look at players that run in behind, have pace and can hold the ball up, he’s brought a different dimension to the team.

“You look at the way he plays on the shoulder and has pace to burn, it incentivises the midfield or defence to play balls over the top, which in turn has stretched teams and been able to make us play.

“When you’re up against pace, defenders are scared of that.

“Although he’s scored four goals, he brought a lot more in terms of his all-round performance.”

“You look at the formations we’ve had, with Josh McQuoid playing off him, he does a lot of unselfish running.

“At times there have been one or two performances where we’ve asked a lot of Andy. He has a tireless work rate.”

Key to the deal has been the form of Cambridge strikers Paul Mullin (20) – League Two’s top scorer – and Joe Ironside (11) who have netted 31 goals between them to keep Dallas out of the side.

Stock added: “Andy’s happy, he’s enjoying his football and Cambridge are happy.

“Since he’s signed at that club, his attitude has been spot on.

“He’s been unfortunate to be behind two strikers that have been in form.

“For Andy, he wants to stay for as long as possible but they want a 24-hour call back.”

Dallas could lead the line against Solihull Moors when the Terras entertain the Midlanders in Vanarama National League action on Saturday (3pm).