Weymouth Football Club have secured Premier League youngster Hugo Fisher on a game by game basis.
Goalkeeper Fisher joins The Terras on an emergency loan from Brighton & Hove Albion. The 19 year old most recently featured in an Under 21s game for The Seagulls, as they defeated Shoreham 3-0 in The Sussex Transport Senior Cup.
Terras’ regular number one Gerard Benfield dislocated his finger in training last week after landing awkwardly.
Weymouth manager Bobby Wilkinson said: “We’re all delighted to bring in Hugo, it will allow for him to gain more experience while helping us out massively.
“I’m sure that when Gerard returns that he’ll be back stronger and fitter than ever but for now we will miss him dearly.
“It’s always going to be difficult to lose your first-choice keeper, and so I acted early and asked Brighton coach Sal Bibbo for a favour. He’s a friend of mine and I’m grateful that he’s helped us out.”
Goalkeeping coach Jason Matthews shared his thoughts on the new signing: “He’s a great keeper by the looks of it, he’s only young and has got time to learn. We’ve had him for a short period of time, but in training he’s shown great promise and looked sharp.”
Harry Dillon from Australia is also available for Wilkinson if he feels necessary, but for now game time appears to be the priority for the youngster. The manager said: “Harry Dillon is still very young and inexperienced at the level.
“For now he just needs minutes and so it’ll be important for him to get those at Christchurch where he is on a dual contract, he potentially has a lot to offer but he needs experience first.”
Fisher is available to make his debut for The Terras this Saturday in front of a home crowd against Eastbourne Borough, with just one point separating the two sides.
The visitors come into the game on the back of a 3-2 away victory at 11th placed St Albans last Saturday, whilst Wilkinson’s side are winless in their last four.