WEYMOUTH boss David Oldfield has revealed Matt Buse’s future remains in the player’s hands this summer.

Echosport understands Buse played as a trialist for Yeovil Town in the Glovers' 0-0 draw with Taunton Town last night.

Buse joined Weymouth on a short-term deal from Wealdstone late last season and played eight games for the Terras.

Buse, who was predominantly used in midfield by Oldfield, carved his reputation with Taunton before securing a move to Torquay in 2019.

However, the forward struggled to replicate the form that earned him a move to the National League and is understood to be considering his options.

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Weymouth are open to signing Buse and have held talks this summer, but Oldfield confirmed the 24-year-old has alternatives available to him.

Speaking to Echosport, Oldfield said: “We spoke to Matt and he had one or two options that he wanted to explore.

“Really, that’s where we are on it. He’s another one whose application, quality and effort levels were fantastic.

“He trained well, he’s a good boy and he’s another strong character that wants to try and play.

“It hasn’t happened yet and he’s got one or two other options. Everybody’s on our radar.

“We are a rebuild in process and are certainly on the lookout for good players that can help us going forward, so we’ll see what happens.”

Oldfield also confirmed under-23 captain Dan Neild has left the club for good, with some ambiguity over the permanency of his deal with Southern League Premier South newbies Winchester City.

“Dan has left the club,” Oldfield said. “He’s a young player that needs to play.

“I had some communication with him over the summer, not a huge amount, but he’s made his decision.

“He again goes with our best wishes, without a doubt. The boys who have left, whether they’re out of contract, or there’s a decision from myself to let them go, all of them go with a lot of respect and our best wishes.

“For Dan himself, who’s a local, young player, we’ll certainly keep an eye on him and watch him going forwards. We’ll see what happens next.”

Neild is therefore confirmed as the 15th player to have exited Weymouth this summer, after Omar Mussa, Sean Shields, Salisbury’s Brandon Goodship and Ben Thomson, Gosport’s Andreas Robinson, new Aldershot trio Josh McQuoid, Tyler Cordner and Ollie Harfield, plus Ross Fitzsimons, Martell Taylor-Crossdale, Josh Leslie-Smith, Taofiq Olomowewe, Ben Morgan and Jordan Greenidge.

Weymouth have however confirmed 11 signings this summer, with Nathan Carlyle, Dan Matsuzaka, Harry Kyprianou, Jack Seddon, Brad Ash, Cameron Murray, Luke Nippard, Tom Blair, Tom Bearwish, Ahkeem Rose and Xander McBurnie all committing.