CRAIG Adams has chosen to step down as Weymouth Under-23s boss to pursue a senior job in football, the Terras have announced.

The future of assistant Andy Yates, also Weymouth’s community officer, plus backroom staff Ray McNab and Ali McGivney, has not been clarified by the Terras following the development.

Former Wellingborough and Bedford manager Adams was recruited for the role last summer by then first-team boss Bobby Wilkinson.

Adams led Weymouth Under-23s to the Hampshire Combination and Development League Cup final, where the Terras lost 6-5 on penalties to Laverstock & Ford following a 1-1 draw.

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Following the defeat, Adams told Echosport he was set for talks with chairman Paul Maitland regarding his future.

Adams referenced the number of under-23s postponements and what he felt was a sparse fixture schedule as key points in those discussions.

In a club statement, Maitland said: “The board of directors would like to thank Craig for his hard work and wish him every success in the future.

“Going forward a new structure is going to be implemented to enable growth and a closer connection with (the) first team and to build a more robust and sustainable pathway.

“Further announcements surrounding the make-up of the under-23s' management structure will be made later this week once all parties are ready.”

Weymouth Under-23s finished third in the Hampshire Combination and Development League Division One table last season, following a second-place finish in 2022/23.