Yeovil Town manager Darren Way admits that former Bristol Rovers striker Jermaine Easter is probably sat on one or two other offers, but is still hopeful that he can tie up a deal for him. The 35 year old has played in the club's last two pre-season friendlies, after becoming a free agent over the summer, and he seems to have done enough in both matches to make Way's mind up, and to offer him a contract for the future.
Easter played the opening 45 minutes in both games, without scoring, and is one of seven trialists the club currently has training with them. However, Way confirmed to BBC Somerset after Saturday's 2-1 win at Frome Town that he is trying to sort out a deal for him, subject to finances:
"I'm looking to try to do something with Jermaine. As you can imagine, he's probably got one or two other clubs that he's thinking about as well. So I'm trying to do my best to get Jermaine in. Again like any deal that we have to do, there are finances as well, that is a problem that we have to deal with. Overall, there were one or two other players that I would like to keep at the football club, so I'll be doing my best over the next few days to make that happen."
Easter's main career success has come during the last few seasons after he joined Bristol Rovers from Millwall in January 2015, whilst they were a National League club. He was part of their side that gained a quick promotion from the fifth tier, netting once in five appearances during the second half of that season. He then scored eight goals in 46 appearances when they gained promotion from League Two a year later. Last season, Bristol Rovers transfer-listed him as they moved into League One, but he still managed to score 5 times in 25 appearances before finally leaving the club. Way believed Easter's experience of those two Rovers promotions would be valuable to his side's younger players:
"The experience that he's gained and having the promotions that he's had with Bristol Rovers, with certain younger players that we've got within the group he's a real good addition, to manage them, help them. He's had success, so he ticks all the right boxes."
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