WEYMOUTH have unveiled the loan signing of highly-rated teenage defender Haji Mnoga from Portsmouth until the end of the season.

Having been tracked by the Terras since summer 2020, Weymouth have pounced on the centre-back’s availability after a difficult loan spell at Bromley.

Mnoga, 19, played just six National League games for the Ravens and was sent off for a hefty tackle on Rotherham’s Chiedozie Ogbene during the 3-0 FA Cup defeat in November.

Combined with the strong form of Bromley’s centre-halves, Mnoga was sidelined by boss Andy Woodman and has now been snapped up by the Terras.

Mnoga and Weymouth coach Sean O’Driscoll will be reunited after the duo previously worked together at Sky Bet League One side Pompey.

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Speaking to Echosport, Stock said: “He’s in control of his own destiny and it’s up to him how far he wants to go.

“You look at his physical profile, he ticks so many boxes. He’s quick, he’s agile, strong.

“Coming to Weymouth will be a really good platform for him to come and play games.

“Due to the form of Bromley and the centre-backs they had there it was tough for him to break through. He had to bide his time.

“He’s a player I wanted to sign when I first came to the club. We’ve finally got Haji over the line.

“He’s got all the potential but it’s up to him to fulfil that.”

Stock backed Mnoga to prove any doubters wrong following his spell at Bromley.

“I won’t go into too much detail but there’s always a reason for that,” he said.

“He’s a young kid, with frustrations. I’ve been there myself, I’ve been in those shoes. I understand that.

“It’s up to us to support and educate him and guide him the right way. Hopefully we can give him the platform to do that.”

Mnoga comes into a Weymouth side that has lost its last six National League games and has the joint-second-most goals conceded with 41 in 20 games.

Speaking to uptheterras.co.uk, Stock added: “As soon as he became available, following his recall by Portsmouth, we showed our interest again and we’re delighted to have him with us.

“Sean has worked with Haji at Portsmouth and he also reiterated the great potential that he has. 

“Overall, it’s a good signing for us, one that is local and who is desperate to do well.”

Mnoga could make his Weymouth debut this afternoon at home to Southend (3pm).