Familiar face returns to Weston Football Club as new manager signs two more players

PUBLISHED: 09:03 28 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:03 28 July 2017

Tristan Plummer.

Tristan Plummer.

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Weston manager Marc McGregor has added two new players to his new-look squad, with a familiar face returning to The Woodspring Stadium, with the new season now just over a week away.

Tristan Plummer – who can play as a striker or on the wing – has signed for the Seagulls in what will be his fourth spell at the club.

The 27-year-old – who has appeared on popular Channel 4 show Gogglebox – joins following a season with Hereford United and has played for Luton Town, Torquay United and Gillingham since he turned professional back in 2007.

Plummer is joined by young prospect Jarrad Welch, who has impressed during pre-season, scoring against Forest Green Rovers.

Welch has progressed through the ranks at Cardiff City and was a regular starter in the Bluebirds’ under-18s side last season.

Seagulls boss Marc McGregor said the two new additions add quality to a squad which he says already has a lot of talent within it.

Tristan Plummer is returning to The Woodspring Stadium ahead of the new season. Tristan Plummer is returning to The Woodspring Stadium ahead of the new season.

MORE: Read the Mercury’s exclusive first interview with Marc McGregor

He said: “Both of these players will bring real quality to an already talented squad, giving us more depth for the season.

“We are still looking to increase the squad list but I will not be rushing in to signing just anybody, the players need to be right for us to fit in both socially in the dressing room in addition to possessing the technical ability to earn their place.”

“We recognise there is a lot of work ahead of us still, but I think this is an exciting time for everybody associated with the club.”

Plummer – who turned down an additional year at Hereford United to play for Weston – said it was the new manager which made him want to return.

He said: “I really wanted to come back to the club when I knew Marc and Rob were returning.

“I love working under both of them. They were great when I was here before. I turned down a further year at Hereford so I could come here and score goals.”

For all the latest Weston Football Club news, keep an eye on the Mercury’s sport section.

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