Yeovil Town appear to have upset Isthmian Premier League side Lowestoft Town for their use of one of their defenders in last night's pre-season friendly at Poole Town. The 22 year old started in Yeovil's 3-1 win over the Dorset side, but their boss Ady Gallagher has subsequently sounded off to BBC Radio Suffolk, accusing the Glovers of failing to approach them for permission to put Haynes-Brown on trial.
Haynes-Brown had already been on trial with League Two club Crewe Alexandra, and the Suffolk club appear to have no complaints about his time at Gresty Road. However, speaking to the BBC, Gallagher was far from happy with the way his involvement with the Glovers had come about:
"We're a little bit disappointed that things weren't done in a more professional way by a professional club. We never stand in anyone's way but I think professional clubs have a responsibility to go about things in a right and proper way. If they had an interest in Curtis they should have contacted us before making arrangements for him to go there on trial."
Gallagher added that Haynes-Brown was under contract with them, they would be entitled to a fee for his services for any club wanting to come in for him:
"It's fantastic Curtis is getting a lot of attention and we hope it works out for him. But if not, he's still under contract with Lowestoft Town and if it doesn't happen we'll welcome him back with open arms."
Curtis-Brown signed a two year contract last summer, meaning that he is midway through that term. Gallagher implied that a football agent may have contributed to the situation, saying that the initial contact with respect to the trial did not come from the Glovers:
"All I will say is that there was no initial contact made by the club at all. That's disappointing. Unfortunately in lots of situations, agents get carried away because I suspect their motive is their own money. I think they need to look after players better. I doubt very much if one of Yeovil Town's players disappeared to another League club to go on trial there, then I'm pretty certain that they would be asking a few questions. I think they should have a bit more respect for clubs at our level and treat us with the same courtesy that they would treat a Manchester United."
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