BRIAN Stock hailed the form of Weymouth goalkeeper Ethan Ross and added: “He loves it here”.

Ross, 24, has been an outstanding performer for the Terras during his loan spell from Sky Bet League One side Lincoln City.

The former Arsenal and West Brom youth product saved an 86th-minute penalty at Maidenhead United on Tuesday, helping Weymouth close out a 1-0 victory.

Ross has kept six clean sheets since joining in January and is renowned for being a strong voice of leadership in the Terras’ dressing room.

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Speaking to Echosport following the loanee’s penalty save, Weymouth boss Stock was glowing in praise for the Northumbrian.

“He’s excellent,” he said. “His level of performance has been right up there and consistency has been key.

“The most important thing is that he’s enjoying his football. He loves it down here, he’s come into the group and he’s seen as a leader in the changing room.

“He’s a voice, everyone respects that and he’s been excellent for us both on and off the pitch.”

Prior to kick-off, the Terras announced the loan signing of attacking midfielder Ben Worman from Cambridge United.

On Worman’s debut, Stock added: “Ben’s a nice technical player, you saw that in flashes in the first half.

“He can take the ball on, he’s got a nice range of passing, he’s good for a goal and he nearly scored within the first five minutes.

“It took a while for him to settle into the game but, when he did, he showed that quality he possesses. For a young lad, I thought it was a great debut.”