WEYMOUTH director Mark Palmer has set out his vision for the Terras as they look to rebuild after relegation from the Vanarama National League last season.

In an interview with Echosport, Palmer explained the need to restructure the Terras and improve their financial clout if they are to compete at non-League’s top table again.

Palmer, who earlier in May addressed a number of other on and off-the-field topics with the Dorset Echo, was appointed a director in January.

He has previously worked with Grimsby, Yeovil and Wycombe, receiving glowing reviews from the latter for his role in their rise through the EFL.

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And those experiences will partly be drawn upon at Weymouth as the Terras seek to give manager David Oldfield the best possible canvas to work from.

“We need to redevelop in two key areas,” Palmer told Echosport.

“One is on the football side. We’ll need to restructure. We’ve got a very capable management team in place with David and Tom Donati (assistant).

“David brings a lot of experience at the level we’re going to be playing at next season. He knows that league and knows the recruitment very well in that division and what’s needed in terms of capability within the squad.

“We have to look at a squad which might be smaller and leaner than we’ve had previously. David inherited 28 players and I don’t think that’s a workable model.

“They’ve spoken about addressing that and getting a structure that suits Weymouth.

“Off the pitch, we need to look at ourselves in terms of how we operate.

“We’ll support David and Tom in that football department but also make sure it’s sustainable financially and grows organically so we live within our means and eventually come back to the National League far more capable of competing.

“That’s the short-term vision. Medium to long-term, if we can get the club to compete at that level I’d like to think we’re not looking over our shoulders at survival but sustaining a National League presence and looking upwards.”

Palmer, who has ruled himself out of the running to succeed Ian White as chairman, has also outlined his desire for Weymouth to work more closely with the community.

This is aimed at building a deeper relationship with the existing fanbase and also enticing families to support the club.

Palmer has additionally made no secret of his ambition to see Weymouth become a sporting hub in the community and will continue to seek major sponsors for the Terras.

Stadium experience, revenue streams and merchandise are listed by Palmer as other areas for improvement.