WEYMOUTH boss Brian Stock has deleted his Twitter account in order to concentrate on his task at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

Former Wales international Stock came under fire from a minority of fans as Weymouth went on a nine-game winless run in the league, including a 3-0 derby loss to Yeovil.

Weymouth’s board responded by backing the ex-Burnley and Doncaster midfielder to bring in accommodation for players based at northern and midland clubs.

The decision has worked wonders, allowing Stock to utilise his bulging contacts book.

Aston Villa defender Dom Revan has joined on loan, while in-form striker Andy Dallas has also linked up from Cambridge United.

Stock has answered his critics emphatically, taking three wins in the last five games and escaping the Vanarama National League bottom three.

Speaking to Echosport about his move away from Twitter, Stock was eager to keep a “clear mindset”.

He said: “I set up Twitter when I was at Burnley and I never really went on Twitter.

“The odd thing I’d go on for detail, but when you’re in a job like Weymouth, sometimes when you read negative comments and people tag you, you’re almost giving yourself a problem.

“Then you’re second-guessing your own (decisions). I’ve come into this job and I want a clear mindset of where we need to go.

“I want to stick to where I believe the club needs to go.

“If I can avoid conflict, in terms of getting tagged, I will do.”

Asked if fans had given him abuse during a nine-game winless run in the league, Stock denied any serious words had been exchanged.

“It wasn’t anything major,” he added.

“I wanted to put myself out of the equation. I got some fantastic advice from one or two people.

“Although there were one or two little comments – nothing negative – if you’re opening yourself up as an easy target to people who try to influence your decisions or even give abuse, what’s the point?

“I want my mind to be clear on the job in hand.”