BRANDON Goodship has returned to Weymouth following his release from Southend United.

Goodship netted six goals in 60 games for the Shrimpers before being let go at the end of last season.

And he has now gone back to the Terras, who will line up alongside Blues in the National League next season.

Weymouth boss Brian Stock told the Dorset Echo: “He’s a player that needs no introduction.

“The fans know what Brandon’s all about. He left the club for all the right reasons. It was the right decision for him to try and progress his career.

“Sometimes you need to take a step back to take a step forward.

“I’ve personally done that in my career and I think Brandon realises the importance of playing games, scoring goals and to enjoy his football.

“With the relationship I’ve had with him previously, I fully expect it to be a continued one and one I’m looking forward to as well.”

Goodship netted 75 goals in 83 games during his first spell with Weymouth.

And Stock feels the striker will be able to start hitting the back of the net on a more regular basis once again.

“He’s natural finisher and goalscorer, we’ve all seen that, albeit two leagues below,” said Stock.

“That doesn’t ever go, that’s something that will stay with him for the rest of his career. He just needs to be in the right team to score those goals.

“I think he’s found that team.”