Brought near the end of the 2003-4 season to provide some defensive cover, Ross Weatherstone only ended up featuring in four games. The player’s rollcall for Boro’ amounted to a couple of starts – with another couple of appearances from the bench. Much of his limited impact was due to a serious injury sustained at Aldershot Town; the defender ruled out for what was left of that campaign. In leaving the club in summer 2004, it meant he would miss the arrival of his brother Simon by a matter of months.
In the end, that injury would have a long-term impact on his career; the player forced to call it quits due to the number of operations needed on his left lateral miniscus. He called time on his playing career for good after a spell at Didcot Town during the 2006-7 season.
Ross Weatherstone: Before Boro’
By the time he arrived at Broadhall Way, Weatherstone did not lack experience. After starting out as a youth at Oxford United, he turned pro with the Us; though perhaps not breaking through as much as he’d have liked. In turn, the defender moved to Boston United in 2001; enjoying a successful two-year spell in which the Pilgrims won promotion to the Football League under gaffer Steve Evans. He then dropped back down into non-league with spells at Nuneaton Borough and Farnborough Town.