Weymouth manager Brian Stock has said that having a consistent back four has been the key to the Terras’ recently improved form.

Stock has had the luxury of being able to play the same defensive line for successive games, picking up 4 points along the way.

The defence drew the plaudits as Weymouth defeated Stockport County 1-0 at the weekend, making it back-to-back clean sheets at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

Goalkeeper Ethan Ross also found himself named in the Vanarama Team of the Week for his display between the sticks.

Speaking to uptheterras.co.uk, Stock said, “Consistency is key in this league, when you can roll out the same back four, and almost the same team week-in-week-out that helps us gel as a team.

“We’re having to leave out very good players, even completely out of the squad and that’s a good sign.”

Versatile full-back Calvin Brooks has been moved into the Terras forward-line since AFC Bournemouth loanee Brennan Camp returned from injury.

Weymouth have called on Brooks versatility a number of times before as he has been used in defence, midfield and up-front, as well as having to play a large portion of a match in goal when Weymouth were reduced to 10-men at Kings Langley in 2016.

Despite playing the majority of his time with Weymouth in defence, the Weymouth manager said that Brooks offers a lot to the side going forward.

“Calvin has been excellent this year and we’ve got Brennan on loan from Bournemouth who has also been excellent,” continued Stock. “They’ve almost made my mind up in terms of their own individual performances to play them both in the same team.

“Calvin’s natural position probably is right-back but he offers a lot, especially aerially and in the final third he can be very productive.”

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