WEYMOUTH are set to monitor the progress of on-loan Bournemouth midfielder Ben Winterburn after the teenager’s limited game time with the Terras.

Winterburn, 19, was signed on loan from the Premier League side’s development squad to bolster Weymouth’s midfield.

The Terras made the decision to recruit Winterburn after injuries to Max Hemmings and Josh McQuoid plus the loan and subsequent move to Poole for Harvey Slade.

However, he has made only three appearances, including just one start, since making his debut in the 1-1 draw with Welling United in early November.

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Winterburn was expected to feature for Bournemouth in the Under-21s Professional Development League clash with Ipswich Town last night, leaving him unavailable for Weymouth’s match at Torquay.

Winterburn is also cup-tied in the FA Trophy, meaning he will miss Weymouth’s third-round clash at Hendon on Saturday.

His stint at AFC Totton this season, prior to joining Weymouth, saw him feature for the Stags in the Trophy against Plymouth Parkway. He made nine appearances in total at the Snows Stadium.

Commenting on the situation, Weymouth boss Bobby Wilkinson said: “He has a very important game for Bournemouth, so they’ve called him back.

“Then, he’s cup-tied, so we’ll have to wait and see how that goes now. It’s another big loss, another number down.”

Winterburn’s versatility at right-back or centre-back is a particular loss to Weymouth, who have centre-halves Jordon Thompson out suspended and Charlie Rowan (calf) injured.