As reported earlier, Yeovil Town have signed a player on a month's loan. Although it wasn't quite what we were expecting. Manager Terry Skiverton has added another attacking midfielder to his ranks, and the name of the player is the rather familiar one of Gavin Williams.
He has joined from Bristol City on a month's loan, thus becoming the latest player to make a 'second return' to Huish Park, having left in December 2004 for West Ham United for a fee of £250,000.
Since leaving Huish Park, Gavin's career has been somewhat blighted by injury - with his ankles being particular problems. Just over two years after arriving at Upton Park, Gavin joined Ipswich Town for £300,000, before being reunited with Gary Johnson at Bristol City in the summer of 2008. He has been involved in three Bristol City games during 2010, with the last coming against Ipswich on February 27th. He has made 17 appearances for the Championship side this season.
First time round in green'n'white colours, Gavin made 110 appearances, scoring 21 goals. He arrived at the club in the summer of 2002 from Hereford United, but really came into his own once the club got into the Football League, playing either on the wing or in the hole and scoring 13 goals during the 2003-04 season that made him the club's leading goalscorer for that season, despite operating in midfield. Legendary for both his mazy runs and for his practical jokes on his team-mates, Gavin will certainly liven up the dressing room and the pitch. Good luck to him in his stay at Huish Park.
Perhaps significantly, he has taken Squad Number 20, until recently held by Owain Tudur Jones, suggesting that one Welshman will not be returning to Huish Park in the near future. Bristol City manager Gary Johnson has told their official site that there is an option for Yeovil to take Gavin on for more than a month:
"He knows Yeovil and they know all about him. They made an approach and we're happy for him to go down there for a one month and play first team football. After the month there is the chance to extend it with us having a 24-hour recall, so it's a good deal for all parties."
Now, back to that central defender we need ...
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