WEYMOUTH manager Brian Stock heaped praise on new recruit Haji Mnoga after his debut in the 1-0 loss to Southend United on Saturday.

Mnoga was one of the few Weymouth players to shine on a gloomy afternoon for the Terras, which saw them slip four points behind the Shrimpers due to the defeat.

Speaking to Echosport after suffering a seventh straight league defeat, Stock said: “I thought Haji was excellent, he’s a player that is always fully committed wherever he plays.

“He’s played at right-back and at centre-half in a three in the second half.

“Equally, I felt he really took the game to (Southend) in terms of what he’s all about. He’s all blood and guts.

“I’m excited about his future and obviously short-term with us. Hopefully we’ll give him the platform to kick on.

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“Most importantly, that helps us to do what we need to do and contribute to turn around these results.”