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Terras In Talks With Poole Star

Brendon King, manager of Calor League Premier Division club Weymouth, has confirmed he is in talks with Poole Town wide man Luke Burbidge.

The Dolphins had announced that Burbidge, 21, was contracted to the club for next season but both the player and boss Tom Killick have confirmed that a deal had been agreed – but had not been signed.

That has paved the way for Terras' manager Brendon King to swoop for a second Poole favourite having already secured the services of last season's captain Michael Walker over the summer.

King said: "I am talking to him and we will go from there. He was at Poole on non-contract terms last season and can play on the right side or up front.

"I have had a couple of chats with him but that is as far as it has gone at the moment.

"The lad is out of contract and as I have always said, when decent players become available I will always be interested."

Burbidge (pictured), who made 50 appearances in a variety of positions last term, said Walker's influence could have a bearing on his decision.

When asked about his future, Burbidge said: "I am talking to Weymouth and I have had an offer. I am definitely considering my future because I know a number of lads there.

"I spoke to Tommy (Killick) about signing a deal. He asked me to sign a contract but I always made it clear I wanted to be non-contract for personal reasons and I will stay non-contract wherever I end up.

"I was more than happy to stay at Poole at the time because they are an outstanding club and have a number of good players, but Weymouth is a massive club.

"Michael Walker is a quality player and a big leader and, if I do end up going, he will be a big part of the reason why."

Meanwhile, Killick added: "Luke had agreed a deal to re-sign but it didn't get signed and, in theory, he is free to sign for anyone. It has come out of the blue and I am hoping he will stay but, if it comes down to finances, we are clearly not in a position to compete with Weymouth."

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