WEYMOUTH’S hopes of landing Jordan Rose have been quashed after Stockport County offered the talented defender a one-year deal.

Rose, who left the Terras for Paulton Rovers in March during a huge clearout at the Wessex Stadium, had been training with the club again this summer but the chance to play Npower League Two football next season is clearly too good an opportunity to turn down.

Terras’ boss Ian Hutchinson said: “Jordan has been doing well in training and we were hoping to get him in but he has now been offered a one-year deal at Stockport County.

“It means another target has gone by the wayside but good luck to the lad as he has cer- tainly got something about him. It also proves to some of the younger ones we have that it is possible to push on and play at a higher level.”

Rose becomes the third trialist Hutchinson looks to have lost out on in the past 10 days, following Ugo Udoji and Ben Gerring, who have both taken up trials at Torquay United and Forest Green Rovers respectively.