FORMER Cherry Mark Molesley is taking the summer window as an opportunity to put his stamp on Aldershot’s squad, with the Shots manager raiding former club Weymouth for a host of ex-Cherries.

Molesley took over at the Recreation Ground in September last year, helping the Hampshire side to secure their National League status.

Aldershot’s survival came at the cost of Molesley’s former club Weymouth, who were relegated after two years in non-league’s top flight.

Upon their drop from the National League, there was an exodus of players, meaning Molesey was able to swoop in and sign left-back Ollie Harfield, defender Tyler Cordner, and attacker Josh McQuoid from the Terras.

Both Harfield and Cordner played under Molesley at both Weymouth and Cherries, whilst McQuoid lined up alongside Molesley for two years at the Vitality Stadium.

McQuoid returns to Aldershot four years after departing the Shots to join Weymouth. In his first stint with the club, he made 16 appearances, scoring the one goal.

The five-time Northern Ireland international racked up 120 appearances for Cherries across two spells, scoring 18 times largely from the wing, although Eddie Howe did utilise the Southampton-born attacker as a striker.

Joe Partington is another familiar face to both Molesley and McQuoid, having also shared a dressing room with the pair at Cherries.

Partington and McQuoid, both 32, received their first taste of senior football with Cherries.

Like McQuoid, Partington has previously represented the Shots, back in 2014.

The Wales youth international played eight games for then League Two Aldershot on loan from Cherries.

There is a fifth player with a Cherries link at the club, with defender Corey Jordan joining the Shots one month after Molesley took charge. 23-year-old Jordan was released by Cherries last summer.