JASON Matthews has been given the green light to continue as manager next season.

The Weymouth player-boss has received the board's full backing after collecting 19 points from 11 games since replacing Brendon King, initially as caretaker manager.

A club statement reads: "Weymouth Football Club is delighted to announce that it has reached an agreement with current manager Jason Matthews for him to remain in the role.

"Jason has been working very hard since his appointment - originally as caretaker manager - and agreed to accept the role on a permanent basis at last week's board meeting.

"Jason originally agreed to act as player manager for the remainder of this season whilst seeing if the managerial role was right for him. We are pleased to say that the decision has been a positive one.

"The board of directors - for their part - have been more than happy with the way Jason has gone about his role and are pleased that he has agreed to accept the responsibility, as we all continue to work together to ensure a bright future for our club."

The Terras host Hamworthy United tomorrow night in the semi-finals of the Dorset Senior Cup before travelling to Cambridge City on Wednesday in the Southern Premier Division (both 7.45pm).