WEYMOUTH have secured the signing of club captain Josh McQuoid for the 2021/22 season.

McQuoid, 31, scored eight goals and provided five assists in 34 games as the Terras returned to the Vanarama National League after an 11-year absence.

The former Northern Ireland international has shown adaptability, often stationed in a central midfield role, as a number 10 or out wide.

Echosport understands boss Brian Stock, who named the ex-Bournemouth man as Manager’s Player of the Season, sees his long-term future in midfield.

In a club statement, Stock said: “Josh fully deserved my player of the year and I'm delighted to secure him for another year.

“You look for a captain to lead from the front, even when things aren't necessarily going well, and he's done that.

“Right across the season he's been consistent, he plays with 110 per cent and when he’s not in the side the team certainly miss him.”

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McQuoid, who joins centre-back Ben Morgan as the only players currently on the Terras’ books for next season, signed in August 2018 and has 71 appearances and 19 goals to his name.

Earlier this week, 10 players left Weymouth in a mass exodus.

The highest profile was the decision not to renew midfielder Jordan Ngalo’s contract.

Josh Wakefield signed for Salisbury, while Jack Hoey and Ade Olumuyiwa joined Totton.

Alefe Santos, Jack Dickson, Cody Cooke, Myles Anderson and Harry Burns left having been furloughed in January. Pierre Fonkeu also departed.

Loanees Andy Dallas, Ben Worman and Brennan Camp had already returned to their parent clubs.