WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley says Charlie Rowan “stood out from day one” after securing his services for the 2024/25 season.

Rowan has agreed to stay at the Bob Lucas Stadium after a successful season in which he managed two goals and two assists in 36 matches.

Rowan previously signed for Weymouth after the Terras supported him through shoulder surgery, following an injury sustained in 2022/23 while on loan from Oxford City.

Prior to suffering an injury against Truro in the penultimate game of the 2023/24 campaign, Rowan started every match of Molesley’s second tenure.

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And the former Southend boss spoke highly of the versatile centre-back, who can also operate in central midfield.

“It was a whirlwind coming in and trying to assess everything about the club, how it works and also assessing the squad,” Molesley told Echosport.

“Charlie stood out from day one, from the research we’d done on the way in. We felt there was a player there that could play two prime positions in the spine of the team.

“Then, getting up close and personal with him, interacting with him during that short, intense period of games I felt he really did showcase that potential really well.

“I say potential, I think the best days are certainly yet to come with Charlie, and that’s what excites me.

“Not only is he a talented lad, he plays two prime positions down the spine of the team, but he’s a really good lad who’s hungry to get even better.

“They’re the players I want to surround myself with, that are just determined to be the best versions of themselves and continue to improve.”

Rowan was voted as one of two supporters’ players of the year, along with skipper Tom Bearwish.

And Molesley also highlighted Rowan’s connection to the fans and club during his stay.

He added: “I’ve always said to the fans that you sell the club. With players like Charlie, I only had three or four weeks with him.

“It wasn’t just what I was telling him about what we could do for him, the fans had done all the hard work for me.

“He really fell in love with the club and the fans and community. They’re a massive part of selling this club.”