SCOTT Dixon has left the Terras to concentrate on the final year of his university course.

Weymouth chairman Nigel Bid-dlecombe confirmed the defender’s exit yesterday, ending a fortnight of speculation.

When asked for his thoughts, boss Brendon King told Echosport: “I had a chat with Scott and in the end we decided to knock it on the head.

“He was finding it difficult getting back from university and at the moment we have just left it at that, although I am sure if we needed him in the future he would help us out.

“Scott is a good lad and I would like to thank him for all his efforts.”

The Terras are still smarting from last weekend’s 5-1 home defeat against Stourbridge and will look to bounce back tomorrow at St Albans City (3pm).

The Saints will provide a tough test though. Not only do they lie fifth in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division but they also possess a decent record at Clarence Park where they have taken 13 points out of a possible 18 so far this season.

King, whose side lie 15th, added: “It is going to be tough. They are a good side and at the start of the season were many people’s tip to go up.

“They have added a few players since last season, including Barry Hayles, and it looks like they are having a real go this year, so we will have to be at our best.

“Sometimes it is better to be away from home because it relieves some of the pressure. The onus will be on them to come at us and hopefully we will be able to do a bit of damage on the break.

“One thing is for sure and that is we are going to have to be nice and solid to stand any chance of getting something.”

Lewis Clarke is back fit and will be included in the squad along with Ashley Wells, who appears to have fully recovered now from the broken ankle he suffered in pre-season.

Terras (from): Evans, Povall, Poole, Palmer, Critchell, McConnell, Wells, Clarke, Walker, Clay, Reed, Duff, Smith, Joyce, Ford, Groves.