WEYMOUTH will look to keep their 2021/22 squad to a maximum of 20 players, according to boss Brian Stock.

In the previous campaign Weymouth used 32 players but Stock is keen on working with a “tight-knit” group.

The Terras have already made 13 signings ahead of the new Vanarama National League campaign, with more expected imminently when FA clearance is given.

Should the Terras pick up injuries and suspensions, Stock is also happy to delve into the loan market – a tactic that worked wonders in the second half of last season.

He told Echosport: “We’ll fill a few more spaces with a couple of triallists to come in and also look to bring in maybe one or two loans.

“If a permanent signing becomes available to us, we’ll look at that as well.

“Looking at the squad size we’re looking at 20 players at the maximum. We won’t go above 20 because we feel that a nice tight-knit squad is key.

“If we do get one or two injuries then we can also look to go down the loan market as and when.”

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Ben Thomson was the most recent signing announced, the striker agreeing terms for a seventh straight season at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

He joins fellow forwards Josh McQuoid, Brandon Goodship, Brad Ash and Tom Bearwish.

Midfielders Cameron Murray, Andy Robinson and Sean Shields stay on, along with goalkeeper Gerard Benfield.

Weymouth have so far signed four defenders, with Ben Morgan, Calvin Brooks, Josh Leslie-Smith and Ollie Harfield all committing.