WEYMOUTH manager David Oldfield admitted his preferred starting XI is far from cemented after Saturday’s 5-1 pre-season friendly win at Weston-super-Mare.

Oldfield’s men had to claw their way back from 1-0 down after Marlon Jackson opened the scoring in the ninth minute.

Weymouth were behind for just three minutes as Dan Matsuzaka smuggled a rebound over the line after Tom Blair had shaken the woodwork.

Blair was on target in the 31st minute when he pounced on the loose ball after a trialist forced keeper Luke Purnell to parry his shot.

There was no stopping Blair as he produced a second assist, crossing on a plate for Tom Bearwish to bury a finish for 3-1.

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Newest signing Keelan O’Connell then showed impressive footwork to earn a penalty in the second half.

The spot-kick was converted by former Seagulls star Brad Ash, the striker having scored 14 goals in 14 games for Weston to earn a move to EFL side Barnsley in 2016.

However, the pick of the bunch came as the number 11 trialist, understood to be a former Bournemouth and Aldershot midfielder, left Purnell motionless with a beauty that found the top corner.

Post-match, Oldfield did reveal places in Weymouth’s starting line-up are still undecided.

Asked if fans were beginning to see Weymouth’s starting XI take shape, Oldfield told the club’s media team: “I honestly don’t know.

“We have a small number of players and if we’re not fleshed out by significant triallists then the boys will start.

“It’s by no means the team, it’s safe to say that, but we are hopefully moving forwards and trying to get to where we need to be on the first game.”

Swerving a question on the goalscoring trialist, Oldfield added: “You’re going to have to forgive me without commenting on it.

“We want to get a hungry, much smaller group than we had last year in terms of feel and spirit around it.

“There were some good boys last year but it’s certainly a rebuild and a new feel around the place here.

“All the triallists have done well. We’ve had some in that have stayed for longer than others but it’s certainly been a process to find some new players.

“They did all right and it’s certainly food for thought, without a doubt.”