CHERRIES youngster Christian Saydee has joined Weymouth on loan.

The striker has joined up with the National League Terras on a work experience loan until the end of the season.

Saydee, 18, was previously on loan at Poole Town, but they have no games scheduled until at least mid-January due to the Southern League postponing fixtures amid coronavirus concerns.

The teenager also earned a taste of first-team squad action when Cherries' boss Eddie Howe selected him for a 2019-20 Premier League fixture at Tottenham, where he was an unused substitute.

In the previous season, he claimed 18 goals and 18 assists for the Cherries under-18s before suffering a medial collateral ligament injury.

Terras' boss Brian Stock told the Dorset Echo: "When I found out Christian was available it ticked quite a lot of boxes.

"I've worked with Christian and he's a very, very strong boy for his age. He can hold the ball up well.

"He's gone down as a youth loan as well, which is great. He's an up and coming lad, he's had quite a lot of taste of the (Cherries) first team.

"His education of what we're trying to achieve here will fit in quite nicely in terms of what we expect as a striker and how to press from that position.

"He trained and fitted into the team very, very well."

Saydee comes in after striker Shamir Mullings left the club in the wake of last week's 3-2 loss at Wrexham.

The former Reading man could make his debut on Boxing Day when Weymouth travel to Eastleigh in the Vanarama National League (3pm).