“I LOVE the club” was the emphatic message from Weymouth manager Brian Stock after chalking up his 50th game in charge of the Terras.

Stock brought up the milestone in the 1-1 draw with Notts County, which took his tally – before the games with Dagenham and Dover – to won 14, drawn seven and lost 29.

The Weymouth manager endured a testing time early on as a Covid-19 outbreak in the squad marred the 2-1 win at Stockport.

Poor form and a comprehensive loss to Yeovil followed before securing new accommodation for travelling new signings helped the Terras turn their fortunes around, eventually finishing clear of the bottom three on merit.

Stock has now been at the helm for just over one year and is clearly enjoying life at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

He told Echosport: “I love the club. You start to develop a connection with the club, that connection with the fans, players, staff and people on matchday.

“It becomes a club where you wake up and your mind does not stop. It’s nice to know I’ve made the 50 mark, I didn’t know that myself.

“The lessons we learned in the first year, we’re hoping to (implement) this year and so far, so good.

“We won’t always get it right – that’s football sometimes.

“There could be a number of things that could potentially go against us but if we get it right more than we don’t I’ll be happy.

“If we can perform like we did against Notts County every single game this year we’ll be all right and you never know where that could take us.”