WEYMOUTH manager David Oldfield has confirmed the Terras are waiting on FA approval before making announcements on player signings.

As previously reported by Echosport, Weymouth are closing in on deals for up to four players from last season’s squad. It is understood two of those are midfielders.

Weymouth are also believed to have identified potential new targets, with Oldfield exercising caution over each player’s suitability for his rebuilding project.

The Terras were relegated to the Vanarama National League South last season and Oldfield is keen to make correct judgments on players to speed up the gelling of Weymouth’s new squad.

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Speaking to Echosport, Oldfield said: “There’s always a lot of work going on behind the scenes at the football club, both on and off the pitch. Some boys will stay, some will go.

“From our point of view, we need to make sure that we have players at the club that really want to be here and we try to recruit players that can help us going forwards.

“It’s always a slow process but one which is ongoing in trying to recruit and retain some boys as well.

“We have hopefully managed to retain some of the players from last season, but we’re still waiting for confirmation from the FA on certain things before we can announce anything.

“We’re returning back to pre-season (tomorrow). We’ll have a small group to start with and we need to make sure we get the players, character and people through to help us on our rebuilding process.

“We need to have a fresh approach to everything within the club and it’s very much a new approach to the new season.”

Weymouth’s only officially confirmed players for 2022/23 are Tom Blair and Ahkeem Rose.

Nine players have left this summer, with Aldershot signing Josh McQuoid, Tyler Cordner and Ollie Harfield, while Ross Fitzsimons, Martell Taylor-Crossdale, Josh Leslie-Smith, Taofiq Olomowewe, Ben Morgan and Jordan Greenidge have all departed.