Yeovil Town appear to be lining up a move for a new goalkeeper in the near future. West Ham United's Second Year Scholar Sam Cowler is the man in question, and is 18 year old (born 26th October 1992).
He has been on the Premier League side's Academy books from a young age, having started playing for a Little Oakley Youth side in North Essex, attending Tendring College before signing for the Hammers, but has been on a 'work experience loan' at Queens Park Rangers since February 21st, turning out for their Reserve and Youth teams.
Given a two year scholarship in the summer of 2009, he's yet to play for West Ham's first team, but was called up into their first team squads for matches this season against Bolton Wanderers and Oxford United albeit without making the final squads, due to an injury further up the ranks. He spent four months last season on loan with Wycombe Wanderers, playing for their Under-18s side, during which they clocked up a club record of 10 consecutive victories.
Cowler has indicated, via his Twitter account, that he expects to go out on loan to Yeovil Town in the "week after next". Obviously what isn't clear is what sort of a role Cowler would have at Huish Park - given the timing appearing to coincide with the end of his loan spell at Loftus Road, this doesn't appear to be necessarily any cause for concern regarding either Stephen Henderson or Richard Martin - possibly more of a nod towards next season and a chance for Glovers boss Terry Skiverton to see him in more low-key matches. However, we'll freely admit we're guessing on that count.
The goalkeeper is still on loan at QPR, and played in their Youth Alliance League match this morning against Aldershot Town U18s, in a match QPR won 2-1. It would therefore seem likely that any move would be finalised once his month at Loftus Road is completed.
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