Exeter City sign ex-Bournemouth midfielder Mark Molesley

Exeter City have signed former AFC Bournemouth midfielder Mark Molesley on a deal believed to be until the end of the season.

The 31-year-old has been released by the Cherries after more than four years at Dean Court.

He had not featured in the Bournemouth first team since December 2011 and had loan spells at Aldershot Town and Plymouth Argyle.

Moseley will provide cover for injured midfielder Liam Sercombe.

Sercombe is set to miss the rest of the season after breaking his ankle last month.

"Mark has always been a tough competitor whenever he's played against us and will offer us an immediate solution to the void left by the absence of Liam on the right of midfield," Exeter manager Paul Tisdale said.

"He will bring strength and knowhow to the team."