Yeovil Town kick off their set of nine pre-season friendlies this afternoon, with a trip to Hereford United at Edgar Street. Whilst the venue will be particularly familiar, the set of players that will set foot on the field will be rather less so. In the squad that steps out onto the field, only five players were regular first-teamers last season.
This summer has seen the club make ten new signings - nine permanent acquisitions plus one loan signing - see the Player Profiles section of the site for more detail on those people. Inevitably there will be a number of trialists featuring today, although hopefully far less of that than in other recent seasons.
As to who those players are - this could depend significantly on whether those players taken on by manager Gary Johnson on July 2nd are still at the club, and whether new players have arrived in their place. Oxford City defender James Clarke and former Southampton defender Aarran Racine were at Huish Park earlier in the month, and so may feature if they are still on trial.
In addition, the club had taken Swansea City youngsters Casey Thomas and Joe Walsh on trial - we presume both are still at the club at present. Both were released by the Premier League side over the summer. Walsh is a 20 year old left-back who can also play in the centre, and joined Swansea at Under-16 level having previously played for Cardiff College Celts.
Thomas is a 21 year old striker who can also play on the wing. Born in Port Talbot, he joined their Centre of Excellence set up from Afan Lido. He was given a professional contract by the club in 2009, and has had loan experience with Newport County, Port Talbot and Colchester United. He has played for Wales at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 level.
In addition, expect a few of Yeovil Town's Under-18s side to be co-opted into the line-up. We're aware that defender Mitch Brundle and midfielder Will Agbo have definitely travelled up to Hereford this morning.
Doubtless there will be a few other unexpected sightings around the game. If there are, then we will of course be doing as many Tweets and Retweets as possible via our Twitter Account during the day. If you're at the game please provide as many views as possible on how the players are performing and lining up for those who can't be there.
Link: Ex-Saint Racine On Glovers Trial.
Link: Clarke Heading For Glovers Trial.
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