Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson believes new signing Sam Foley can make a late breakthrough into professional football, despite once being released by League Two side Cheltenham Town. The 25 year old has agreed a one year deal at the club for the 2012-13 season, having spent most of his career in non-league football, playing for Bath City, Kidderminster Harriers, Redditch United and most recently Newport County.
Foley was Newport's top scorer during the 2011-12 season, with 12 goals to his name, and speaking to BBC Somerset, Gary Johnson felt that the midfielder/striker's early career probably did him a disservice, with the player having even played rugby during his teens before making the switch across to football. Johnson felt his late introduction into the game meant that he was only now catching up, and compares him to attacking midfielder Gavin Williams in terms of what to expect from him as a player:
"Sam Foley is one that is probably a bit of a late developer in football. But the fans will see on the YouTube site the sorts of goals that he scores. He can play in midfield and he can play up front, and he can play in the hole. He's a very good footballer, not only in scoring goals, but in creating goals. He's similar to like Gavin (Williams) plays really. He's young enough, he's keen, and he's looking forward to it very much. He just showed me that he wanted to prove himself at this level, and I think and he thinks that he is ready for that."
The goals clips that Gary refers to can be accessed via the link below. A full profile on Sam can also be read, via our earlier news item.
Link: Sam Foley : Youtube Goals Collection.
Link: Foley Signed Up By Glovers From Newport.
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