MANAGER Brian Stock insisted the Terras’ Covid-19 outbreak will not dissuade clubs from loaning players to Weymouth in January.

Stock used the loan market to excellent effect last year, bringing in Aston Villa rising star Dom Revan plus marksman Andy Dallas and creative midfielder Ben Worman from Cambridge United.

Defender Jacob Mensah signed until the end of the 2020/21 season and Stock also loaned goalkeeper Ethan Ross in two more success stories.

However, former Bournemouth and Burnley maestro Stock denied clubs would be put off from loaning players to the Terras given their current situation.

“A lot of clubs have been affected themselves,” he told Echosport.

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“Numbers have been a problem for a number of clubs that I’ve spoken to. They had a reluctance to loan players that were available probably six weeks prior to this outbreak.

“The whole country has been affected. One or two clubs always ask questions – what will it look like to (the player), where will they stay?

“The fact we can accommodate some of the players really does help. We’re not far away from a full-time setup in terms of contact time.

“We’ll try and increase that as much as we can. We’ve been fortunate over the Christmas period to train in the mornings and early afternoon.

“It allows the players to rest in the afternoon and nighttime and not get back too late, that’s been a positive over the last 10 to 12 days.

“But in terms of players coming in, there are quite a lot of clubs who are willing to loan us their players given how positive our previous loans have been.

“Especially last year with the likes of Andy, Ethan, Dom, Ben and you can put Jacob in that bracket as well.

“Clubs would be in a position to give us their players – let’s put it that way. We’ve made contact with a number of clubs on that basis.”

Stock added: “I wouldn’t like to put a number on it, I would expect one or two will be coming in.

“That will mean that one or two will need to go out and get some games. We do know we need to freshen up one or two areas.

“We’re actively speaking to one or two clubs for a number of positions.”

Weymouth are due to visit Eastleigh in league action today (3pm).