JASON Rowbotham is set to link-up with brother Darran at the Wessex Stadium.

The 32-year-old defender is expected to join the Terras on a non-contract basis after being released by Torquay United, yesterday.

The former Raith Rovers and Plymouth Argyle star had arrived at Plainmoor last October following an impressive two-month spell with Dorchester Town, who have been trying to lure him back to the Avenue Stadium.

Weymouth boss Andy Mason explained: "It's no secret that we've been looking for defensive cover for the FA Trophy game against Ashford Town next Saturday because Ryan Cross is suspended.

"Jason has now become available and the situation is that we talked to him earlier in the week and we're due to speak again today. Obviously he's a player with plenty of experience and if he's anything like Darran, then he'll be a useful person to have about the place."

But Mason admitted that former Southampton youth team skipper Matthew Davies remains an option after his impressive one-off appearance against Dr Martens Premier Division leaders Burton Albion.

"Matthew's very keen to help out again", he said, "I was delighted with the way he came in and did a great job for us last week. It's now a case of keeping our options open although I'd like to get things sorted as soon as possible."

Mason will be going under the surgeon's knife at Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester on Monday. The Terras player-manager is having a plate removed from the leg that he broke against Halesowen, 13 months ago.

Weymouth Reserves' scheduled Jewson Wessex Combination League fixture against New Street last night was postponed due to waterlogging at the Wessex Stadium.