Glovers boss Steve Thompson has ruled out making an immediate move for Clevedon striker Jack Pitcher but has suggested that he may take another look at the prolific goalscorer in the summer:
"Jack is under contract at Clevedon and certainly has something there that we like, but whether we can sign him at this moment is another matter," Thompson told the Western Daily Press today. "We can't do anything right at this moment, but he is certainly one we would like to have train with us. If we do nothing before the end of the season we would hope he could do a month with us in the pre-season, and then we'd get a far better idea of whether he could do a job for us."
Pitcher is under contract at Clevedon for a further 18 months and the Southern League side will demand a fee for his services - which reading between the lines may be the stumbling block to the Glovers offering the 22-year-old a deal before the summer and why they want the chance to have an in-depth look at the player first.
"I think Jack deserves this chance and I'm delighted for him. I don't want him to go, but he has to if there's a decent offer on the table," Clevedon boss Phil Bater admitted to the Bristol Evening Post. "Goalscorers are a scarce commodity in the game and I'm not surprised Yeovil have decided to have a look at Jack. He's scored a lot of goals over the past year and he's still improving. Whenever he has stepped up a level, he has coped with it, and I honestly believe he has a chance of making the grade as a full-time professional. He has pace, is brave and good in the air, works hard and has a great attitude."
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