CALVIN Brooks described his Weymouth return as an “honour” and added: “I’d love to finish the rest of my career here”.

Brooks has made 324 appearances for Weymouth, scoring 30 times and adding 30 assists predominantly from right-back.

Speaking after captaining Weymouth in the 2-0 loss at Yeovil Town last Tuesday, Brooks admitted it was “heart-breaking” to leave the Terras, then in the National League, almost two years ago.

He told Echosport: “It’s been a privilege to come back here, if I’m honest.

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“Bobby (Wilkinson, boss) reached out to me and I’m so thankful he did to give me a chance to come back.

“It was heart-breaking to leave the first time round. The level we got to and the club going (hybrid) time it made it really difficult.

“It’s an honour to come back here and I’d love to finish the rest of my career here. It feels like a home here and a real family.

“Going away just felt strange. It’s been amazing being back and I just thank everyone for welcoming me back.

“I’m really hopeful we can push up the league table now.”

On Weymouth’s potential this season, Brooks added: “Before Yeovil we were four points off ninth, so it’s really tight.

“I know the gaffer spoke before about fine margins, and it is. You look at three or four chances, including mine, that we could’ve put away.

“Yeovil were just more ruthless and clinical. That’s the point we’re going to get to. We’re starting to score more goals and we’re very solid as a team defensively.

“We have got a base to build from and we’re going to start picking up more results.”