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22 February 2018 : Khan Sees Unfinished Business After Turning Down Bristol Rovers Move
Yeovil Town winger Otis Khan felt that he had 'unfinished business' when he decided to stay at Huish Park during the January transfer window. The Glovers had received at least one formal bid from a Football League side that triggered a clause in the former Barnsley player's contract, entitling him to hold talks with that club. League One side Bristol Rovers were the only club that confirmed their interest in the 22 year old former Manchester United academy player, although a scattering of other clubs around the league were claimed to be monitoring him.

Khan made the decision to not head up the A37 to Bristol, and told BBC Somerset that he didn't regard it as the best time for him to leave the Glovers, believing that he was better off playing through the 2017-18 season and trying to keep the momentum that had seen him score ten goals during the campaign going:

"I just thought that I've got some unfinished business left at Yeovil, and I am enjoying my time here. It wasn't the best time for me to go. I've already got ten goals, so I thought I'd carry on and kick on until the end of the season, and carry on doing well for Yeovil and get them where they need to be. For myself personally, I just want to keep doing well and have a good second half of the season, keep getting goals and assists, help my teammates out and help the club push up."

Khan has denied that being drawn out to play against his boyhood club Manchester United in the FA Cup played any part in his thinking. In a sharp twist of fate, he never stepped onto the field during that match, as he sat out a five game ban around that period for a sending off against Chesterfield in a League Two match, after he appeared to barge referee Kevin Johnson. The winger admits he reacted badly to the situation, although adds that the main official has since been back at the club and apologised himself for missing the shirt pull that started the incident. Khan explained:

"It kind of started when we were on the attack, and I clearly got fouled. I stopped as the ref (Kevin Johnson) was right in front of us, and he'd clearly seen the foul himself. Three or four weeks after that, we had the same officials at the club, and the referee apologised to Darren Way for what happened. I reacted badly myself, and so I shouldn't have done that. But it's all in the past now, and I don't really think too much of it."


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