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24 July 2011 : Trialist Trio Offered Deals
Tomorrow, Yeovil Town are due to unveil two new signings, according to Tweets made by manager Terry Skiverton just before the weekend. No firm names had been given as to who Glovers fans could expect to have tied up on contracts until now - news over the weekend suggests that these will be players currently within the current squad set-up, with three of the current trialists having offers on the table for them now.

Speaking after the game, Skiverton has confirmed that he has offered Lowestoft Town central defender Curtis Haynes-Brown a deal, as reported on Friday, and that he has a deal agreed with the Suffolk club for the 22 year old to move to Somerset. All the signs are that he is likely to be one of the pair unveiled tomorrow.

Another player who has been offered a deal, is former Arsenal right-back Kerrea Gilbert. There were rumours that he had left Huish Park, particularly when he did not play in Saturday's 1-0 win over Bristol City. However, it would appear that the main barrier to him joining Yeovil Town is that he needs a medical to be completed, but once that is done then he will have a contract put under his nose to sign.

In addition, former Plymouth Argyle striker Steve McLean has been offered a deal with the club, although it's less clear here what stage negotiations are at. Haynes-Brown and Gilbert would appear to be the favourites to be announced tomorrow, although McLean could be a worthy outsider. Despite McLean being offered a deal, French trialist Diarra Tiemoko is still on the club's radar, with plans for two more strikers to be recruited in, even if McLean signs - obviously Diarra is one of those being considered.

Of the other trialists, Norwich City goalkeeper Jed Steer is planned to stay at Huish Park for at least the next couple of games. With the Glovers not having an alternative shot-stopper, it would appear that Steer is very firmly in the frame for a loan deal if he plays well over the next two matches. There are also positive noises about former Reading winger Abdulai Bell-Baggie's chances of being seen in more pre-season friendlies. Defender Rui Marquez should also get a second bite of the cherry on Tuesday against Cardiff City.

Of the contracted players, midfielder Gavin Williams had picked up a foot injury prior to the match against Bristol City, hence explaining why he did not play in the match, although his namesake Andy Williams appears to have just been rested from the match.


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