WEYMOUTH assistant manager Tom Donati has revealed the type of player the Terras are looking to add to their squad this summer.

The Terras were relegated from the Vanarama National League after new boss David Oldfield won just two of 23 games in charge.

Oldfield has six contracted players available for 2022/23 in Ahkeem Rose, Omar Mussa, Tyler Cordner, Sean Shields, Ollie Harfield and Tom Blair.

Of those, Cordner and Shields have relegation clauses built in to their contracts, allowing them to leave the club in the close season.

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The Dorset Echo understands Weymouth may also look to cash in on Mussa to raise extra funds for the playing budget heading into the new National League South campaign.

And Donati has now shed some light on Weymouth’s player talks, with the Terras yet to make a new signing or re-sign an out-of-contract player this summer.

Speaking to Echosport, Donati said: “David’s very good at what he does. He’s in talks with players he feels the club should be interested in.

“I’m not privy to those conversations at the moment but we are trying to move the club forward. We’re looking to do that in our recruitment as well as our coaching.

“Anything that replicated his playing time we would definitely be looking for. The players have worked really hard in a tough, competitive league.

“We obviously came up short, but we’ve been looking to recruit players that have energy and an extremely high work ethic.

“It’s something we both applaud and look for. Hopefully that will please the fans. Sometimes attitude trumps ability.”

Quizzed on the Terras’ potential playing style next season, Donati said: “High energy would be one we would look to play, 100 per cent.

“It will be a high-energy game as often as possible, obviously within the constraints of what we are.

“We are looking for players that can output a lot for us and fit right for the club. We need to do that in all areas.”

Donati is also looking forward to applying his coaching skills to what will eventually be a squad entirely shaped by Oldfield.

He said: “What enthuses me is progressing people. I’m extremely enthused by helping anyone that comes into our club.

“I’ve come in and I want to improve them off the pitch and get them to a place where they love being at Weymouth, we love being at Weymouth and we can give something back to the fans that have been extraordinary in their support for us.”