WEYMOUTH have announced the signing of defender Nathan Carlyle on a one-year deal, subject to FA and league approval.

Carlyle, 21, was this summer released by QPR and the Terras have swooped to secure him for a second spell at the club.

The centre-back scored once in seven games for Weymouth last season, showing the sort of work ethic that manager David Oldfield craves for his rebuild in the 2022/23 campaign.

Speaking to Weymouth’s media team, the former Concord loanee described the Terras as the “right place” to continue his career.

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He said: “I’m happy to announce I’m back here at Weymouth.

“I really enjoyed my time here last season on loan and I knew after speaking with the gaffer that this was the right place for me to come and play my football.

“I’m very much looking forward to a great season and me and the boys are fully locked in and working towards that.”

Oldfield added: “Nathan is another signing that we are delighted to welcome to Weymouth FC.

“We saw close hand last season his qualities and character that will undoubtedly strengthen us and help the group.

“He adds to the growing squad that needs to be competitive in a very competitive league.

“We are in a rebuilding process here and to add a player of Nathan’s calibre will help show our desire to work very hard as a club and a football group to try to win football matches.”

Carlyle is the 11th summer signing for Weymouth.