LOUIS Langdown has backed Weymouth manager Brian Stock to have a “really successful management career”.

In March, Langdown exited AFC Totton after four years as manager and then joined forces with Stock in September, succeeding previous boss Mark Molesley.

Following a five-month absence from the game during lockdown, duo have now worked together for three months.

Already in that short time period, former Crystal Palace man Langdown has seen plenty in Stock to point towards a bright future in the hotseat for the former Wales international.

“He’s a really knowledgeable football person,” the Terras’ number two told Echosport.

“He’s dedicated to making improvements in the team. He understands football very well and that was pivotal to me.

“Can we have a conversation? Are we thinking on the same hymn sheet most of the time? Yes we are, which is great.

“He pre-empts things and that comes from experience, knowledge and understanding football where we’ve both been.

“I think Brian’s at the start of a really successful management career, without a doubt. His work ethic is brilliant.

“We had discussions all the way before his appointment and we were just talking very candidly about the difficulties and the opportunities at Weymouth.

“There are lots of pros and cons and lots of things to work out as a management team. The pros did outweigh the cons, absolutely.

“I was glad that Brian got the role and that he wanted to bring me in. It was something that I was excited about after leaving Totton.”