WEYMOUTH defender Ashley Wells has signed dual registration forms with rivals Dorchester Town.

With regular right-back Kyle Egan out for at keast two months with a medial collateral ligament tear, Dorchester boss Callum Brooks has moved to secure Wells' services.

Wells, who last season was club captain at the Bob Lucas Stadium, has played just three times for the Terras this season, making one start.

The right-back's agreement with the Magpies is part of a strategy by manager Mark Molesley to keep squad members fit by utilising the loan market.

Weymouth duo Callum Buckley and Mark Childs are currently at Hayes & Yeading United, while Jordan Ngalo is with Blackfield & Langley.

Jack Hoey had also joined the Magpies on loan until sustaining a broken arm, on which the winger underwent surgery last week. 

Wells is likely to make his Dorchester debut tonight at Wimborne in the Southern League Challenge Cup.

Meanwhile, Dorchester have bolstered their midfield ranks with the addition of Ben Rowthorn, who has been training with the Magpies' squad in recent weeks.

A defensive midfielder, Rowthorn can also operate at right-back or centre-back and has experience with Southampton from under-18 to under-23 level, having also been on loan at Truro last season.

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