LOAN ranger Charlie Clough has not ruled out a possible return to the Bob Lucas Stadium once his one-month contract expires.

The 20-year-old defender, who is on a short-term deal from League One outfit Bristol Rovers, has seen Weymouth record six points from a possible nine during his time on the south coast.

Victories over Halesowen Town and Salisbury City, plus Windsor & Eton’s expulsion, have greatly enhanced the Terras’ Zamaretto Premier Division survival pros-pects.

Despite the fact that Clough is soon set to rejoin his parent club, he has pledged his full commitment to helping his adopted side continue their recent revival – and admits he would consider a second stint.

Speaking to Echosport, Clough said: “As it stands I haven’t got too long left down here, but in that time I will do all I can for Weymouth and help them to climb the table.

“For me personally, I want to get some match sharpness and quality time on the pitch because I’ve not been able to do that much this season. It’s been nice just to get a couple of 90 minutes under my belt.

“Hopefully when I go back to Bristol Rovers I can force my way into the squad, but if I’m not playing I would consider coming back to Weymouth. All I want to do is play football.”

Clough has been impressed with the camaraderie and togetherness at Weymouth since his arrival last month and claims he is not surprised at the upturn in form.

The Terras’ stunning 2-0 defeat of heavyweights Salisbury City last Satur-day was a shock result to many observers – but not so Clough, who reckoned they were full value for the victory.

He said: “I was told about the club’s troubles before I came so I knew there had been a lot of changes, but being in the dressing room, you wouldn’t realise that.

“The lads are all easy to get on with and I am really enjoying my time here. I have only just come in but they have made me feel very welcome.

“The result against Salisbury didn’t shock me at all. We worked really hard and deserved to win the game on the day. We took our chances and kept a clean sheet – you can’t ask for any more.

“In the changing room after the game everybody was buzzing. I also thought it was my best performance, especially as it came straight after the defeat at Oxford City.

“I see no reason why we can’t avoid relegation, based on what I have seen since I’ve been here. But it’s important we try to continue the momentum we’ve got now and put a run of victories together.”

Clough, a graduate of Rovers’ centre of excellence, also lavished praise on new manager Martyn Rogers for the impact he has made since taking the reins from Ian Hutchinson.

“Martyn is really easy to talk to,” added Clough, who should be in action for the Terras at Bedford Town this afternoon. “He has all the right experience and that’s just what we need for the position we are in.”