TERRAS have snapped up goalkeeper Jared Thompson, to replace the outgoing Hugo Fisher.

Thompson, 24, came through the youth ranks at Chelsea, having started out at Swindon Town.

He also spent time at Brentford and Exeter City, before moving on to FC Midtjylland and then Vendsyssel FF in Denmark.

He has made senior appearances in Northern Ireland with Warrenpoint Town and in the English non-league, at Chippenham Town.

Thompson was part of the English and UEFA Youth League successes whilst at Chelsea, and competed for Brentford B alongside current AFC Bournemouth defender Chris Mepham.

With Midtjylland, he was part of the matchday squad for games in the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League.

Thompson has signed a short-term contract with Weymouth, which runs until January.

His arrival signals the end of Fisher’s brief spell at the club.

The 19-year-old arrived at Terras on an emergency loan deal from Brighton & Hove Albion in October.

The Slovakia-born stopper was drafted in on a game-by-game basis, to help cover the absence of Gerard Benfield, who suffered a dislocated finger.

Fisher played three times for Weymouth – the win against Eastbourne Borough, defeat at Yeovil Town and Saturday’s 1-1 draw away to Havant & Waterlooville.

Terras return to action tomorrow, welcoming Welling United to the Bob Lucas Stadium in National League South (3pm).

Looking ahead to the contest, midfielder Keelan O’Connell told Terras’ website: “Obviously we want to get a win at home.

“We feel disappointed with how (last) Saturday went and as a team we could have played better.

“But, at the moment, we’re all in a confident place, as we know what we can do, so three points is what we’re after.”