Brooks deal was ‘key’ for Weymouth manager Mark Molesley

MANAGER Mark Molesley admitted that securing the services of defender Calvin Brooks is massive for the club next season.

The Terras’ defender scuppered any speculation of a move away from the Bob Lucas Stadium, having put pen to paper on a new contract with Weymouth on Sunday.

And Molesley, who described the deal as “key” for the Terras, insists he is looking to provide an environment for the former Yeovil Town man to “thrive” in next term.

Asked about securing the services of Brooks, Molesley told Echosport: “It was key to get him done and we always wanted to keep him.

“Calvin ticks all the boxes for us. His physical profile is unrivalled by anyone in this league.

“I feel he is the right age and still think he has got huge potential. He is a player who can go on to bigger and better things if he applies himself in the right way.

“We hope that at Weymouth we can provide that environment to help him thrive.”

He added: “We feel that he is in the right place for him, and we can give him the platform to improve and showcase his potential.

“He knows the level, he knows the club and we are delighted to have him signed up.

“It gives us a good base to build on in the coming month.”

Brooks’ versatility was also something that attracted Molesley to re-sign the defender for next season, with him being able to play either at centre-half, full-back or wing-back if the Terras adopt a 3-5-2 system.

“Another key asset to Calvin is that can play in a few positions,” the new manager added.

“I am sure that there will be times next year where players are going to need more than one string to their bow.”

Dorset Echo