Yeovil Town manager Terry Skiverton will face an unusual decision this weekend as he prepares for Saturday's match against Carlisle United. Skiverton will potentially have to leave an entirely fit player out of his matchday squad, not because that player has been performing badly in training, but simply because Football League rules force him to.
The Glovers currently have six players on loan from a variety of clubs, with Jonathan Obika, Ryan Mason and Steven Caulker all borrowed from Tottenham Hotspur, whilst Alex McCarthy (Reading), Shaun MacDonald (Swansea City) and Craig Davies (Brighton and Hove Albion) make up the rest of the loans on Yeovil's books.
Striker Craig Davies was the last of the six to be brought in, with Obika in Egypt for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup. With last weekend being a designated international weekend, Skiverton has yet to have all six available at the same time, but barring any late knocks that will be the case on Saturday.
That presents a small headache for the Yeovil boss given that Football League rules only allow a matchday squad to include a maximum of five loan players, meaning that one unlucky loanee will be sat watching the game in the stands. Skiverton has yet to make that decision, but told BBC Somerset that Friday's training session when all players would be back would be a key one:
"There are a lot of good options now. With Steven Caulker, Ryan Mason and Shaun MacDonald being away this week they have been getting good experience elsewhere. Ryan scored yesterday in a very good win for England, and Shaun got called up to the full squad. So those are all positives and we are looking forward to having them back and doing a little bit of work on the team tomorrow."
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