DORCHESTER Town have bolstered their midfield ranks with the loan signing of Alex Moyse from National League side Torquay United.

Moyse, 19, signed his first professional contract with the Gulls last summer and joins Dorchester until January 2023.

With fellow Dorchester midfielder Charlie Gunson currently nursing a knee injury, Moyse provides cover in the Magpies' engine room.

The teenager, who began his career at Exeter City, fits the profile of manager Glenn Howes' preferred style of play.

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Moyse is renowned for a combative, high-energy game in his central defensive midfield role and also has quality on the ball, notably with his distribution. 

He also has previous experience of both Southern League South divisions, having joined Premier side Tiverton and then Division One outfit Bideford for a spell last season.

Speaking about Moyse's loan at that time, Torquay boss Gary Johnson said: "It’s important our young players get games, to put into practice the things we’re trying to help them with in training, and also for the experience of playing games at the end of training weeks."

His experiences stood him in good stead, with Johnson affording Moyse his Torquay United debut on the final day of last season when he was an 87th-minute substitute in the 1-1 draw with Southend.

Moyse trained with the Dorchester squad last night and could make his debut tomorrow afternoon when North Leigh visit the Avenue Stadium in the opening game of the season (3pm).

He is the second signing in 24 hours for Dorchester, who yesterday captured Jordan Ngalo on a one-year deal.