WEYMOUTH manager Brian Stock is on a mission to improve the “community feel” at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

Stock, a former Burnley, Bournemouth and Doncaster midfielder, hinted that the perceived gap between the Terras’ teams could be narrowed.

Along with first-team coach Sammy Lander and goalkeeping coach Robbie Yates, Stock helped Weymouth Women return to training after lockdown.

And he feels work can be done to create an all-encompassing environment at the club.

He told Echosport: “When I look at the junior teams and I ask about 18s, 23s and what we’ve got coming through, there’s not really any answers.

“When I look at the women’s team and what they’ve had to go through the last 18 months, they need support.

“If there’s anything the club needs to improve on, I do feel there’s a gap between the first team, the women’s team and junior teams.

“If we can bring that community feel together, it’s only going to benefit the club.”

Asked how he would go about effecting change, Stock said: “It’s tough, I’m not going to lie. I’m only at a stadium on a matchday.

“Members of staff, people that work on gamedays, stewards, trying to get to know their names and understand them, being that friendly face – sometimes you don’t see each other for a couple of weeks.

“I look to think: ‘What can I do?’ Time is quite precious, we’re part-time and we need to make sure we utilise every minute we have.”