DORSET defender Brennan Camp has taken the next step in his career with Dorking Wanderers.

Portland star Camp, 23, was released by Eastleigh this summer and attracted interest from several National League clubs.

Echosport understands Weymouth were also in contact with Camp regarding a possible return to the Bob Lucas Stadium.

Camp played 34 times for Weymouth while on loan from AFC Bournemouth, who also shipped him out to Dorchester Town for a short stint.

However, Camp has elected for Dorking, who were relegated from the National League in 23rd place last season.

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He will be part of a project aimed at taking Wanderers straight back up to Step 1 in 2024/25.

Speaking to Dorking’s media channel, Camp said chairman Marc White had convinced him to join the Surrey club.

He said: “The whole project is what made me join, Marc’s been hammering that into me on the phone over the last few weeks.

“He’s made it clear that we want to go straight back up next season and I want to be in a team that’s winning games and fighting at the top of the table. I feel like this is the best place for me to come.

“I’m buzzing to be here and hopefully we can make it a memorable season.”

White added: “Brennan is someone we have played against for several years, he played against us at Weymouth in the National League South play-off semi-final.

“He’s a really highly-regarded footballer, he can play as a central centre-half, right sided centre-half or the right side of a back three.

“He’s quick, has great aerial ability, he’s professional and at 23 years old fits right into the profile of what we’re trying to achieve with the squad.

“Brennan was very much in demand in the league above, but we managed to convince him to be part of our journey.”