FORMER Cherries striker Josh McQuoid will step up to help oversee Weymouth's first team, whilst they search for a new boss.

The Terras parted company with Brian Stock yesterday, who had been in charge of the club since September 2020, having replaced Mark Molesley.

The decision came following a run of seven straight defeats in the league, which left Weymouth in the National League relegation zone.

No new boss will be appointed in time for Saturday's FA Trophy clash at Dartford, with Paul Maitland stepping in as interim manager.

McQuoid, who is captain at Weymouth, will help to assist Maitland, along with the club's remaining coaches.

As well as the departure of Stock, his assistant Louis Langdown has also departed.

Former Cherries boss Sean O'Driscoll, who only joined Stock's backroom staff last month, has too left the club.

A brief statement from the Terras read: "Weymouth Football Club can confirm that, in the interim period, football operations will be overseen by Paul Maitland. He will be assisted by the club’s coaching staff and first team captain Josh McQuoid.

"Following the departure of Brian Stock, we can also confirm that Louis Langdown and Sean O’Driscoll have also departed the club with immediate effect."

Southampton-born McQuoid, a former Northern Ireland international, played 123 games for Cherries across two spells, scoring 18 goals.