Yeovil Town manager Terry Skiverton has confirmed that left-back Nathan Smith has formally signed his new contract with the Glovers. Smith arrived at the club on the same day that striker Dean Bowditch signed on the dotted line, with both having verbally agreed that they would accept the terms offered by the club.
Skiverton was obviously pleased that both went out of their way to sign their contracts as quickly as possible and told the Western Daily Press that he saw Bowditch in particular as a key player for next season:
"I think Dean is an important part of next season's jigsaw. He was down with Nathan Smith and I was really pleased that they both came down and signed their contracts."
The news formally puts to an end claims made by Sky Sports that Smith was about to sign for one of three Championship clubs. Whatever truth existed behind those claims came to nothing in the end.
That just means that striker/winger Gavin Tomlin needs to put pen to paper of the three players who gave verbal assurances last week. The situation regarding Jean-Paul Kalala's trip to France concerning a family issue appears to be unchanged, whilst the hint is that midfielder Keiran Murtagh wants to use pre-season training to prove to the club that he is worthy of an improved contract, compared to the one that was put on the table.
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