WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley insists the Terras “believe in the youth” products at the club’s disposal.

A key signature of Molesley’s tenure has been the inclusion of young players – the Terras often having one of the youngest squads in their division.

Talents such as Bournemouth’s Mark Travers, Southend’s Brandon Goodship and Exeter City’s Joel Randall have all played at the Bob Lucas Stadium in recent seasons before grabbing their chances at professional level.

And Molesley hinted his faith in stars of the future would remain unwavering.

He told Echosport: “That’s the pathway. These young lads have got to get out and earn their stripes in competitive men’s football.

“Non-league gives them a great experience, a real grounding which they need to try and survive in the rigours of professional football.

“We’ve got out own aspirations as a club to do that ourselves. We’ve got very good young players – we’ve never been frightened to play them.

“We’ve always been one of the youngest teams in the league, ever since I took over. This year is probably the oldest group we’ve had.

“Certain games we’ve been the youngest team by quite a stretch. We really do believe in the youth and trying to promote our own players as well.”

On Randall, who last week made his debut for the Grecians, Molesley said: “It was a shame one of his games he was cup-tied for and another got called off.

“We didn’t quite get to see much of him but he’s back at his parent club. Exeter back their young players, give them a good education then put them in the first team.

“They’ve got a great success of bringing through their own. We’d always look at taking players from a club like that because they train them well.”