WEYMOUTH have confirmed the exit of centre-back and vice-captain Tyler Cordner.

Cordner, 23, joined on a two-year contract under previous boss Brian Stock having counted Bournemouth and Southend among his former clubs.

He went on to play 45 times for the Terras, scoring three goals and making one assist.

However, the club's relegation to the Vanarama National League South has triggered a contract clause allowing Cordner to speak to other clubs.

It is anticipated he, along with fellow ex-Terras Josh McQuoid and Ollie Harfield, will join Aldershot Town.

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Cordner took to social media to explain his departure.

He said: "I just want to take this time to say thank you to everyone at Weymouth FC for giving me the opportunity and support playing for the club last season.

"I thank the fans for (their) continuous support throughout (what) was a very tough season.

"I've no doubt that the club will return to the National League in the nearby future.

"I'd also like to thank all the staff I've worked with this season and I wish you all the very best in your next chapters."

Manager David Oldfield moved to reassure fans over the latest exit at the club, Cordner being the ninth this summer.

He also paid tribute to both Cordner and Harfield.

He said: "We would like to say a big thank you to Tyler and Ollie for their time and efforts at Weymouth FC.

"Both have been important players and are leaving the club. Tyler has a relegation clause in his contract and Ollie has been allowed to leave, by my decision.

"Both move on with our gratitude and respect and we wish them the very best for the future."

On his summer business, Oldfield added: "We are working hard behind the scenes to secure new signings and hope to be able to announce some positive news soon.

"It will be a rebuilding process at the club with many players having left.

"We are working to re-sign some of the existing players and will endeavour to refill the squad with the characters and work ethic that can be an ongoing part of Weymouth FC philosophy."

In a brief statement on social media, the Terras said: "Weymouth Football Club would like to thank Tyler for his contribution to the team last season and wish him and his family all the very best for the future."