Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion have signed up former Yeovil Town Under-18s full-back Joe Tomlinson. The Academy player was one of seven second year scholars that were released by the club at the end of the 2017-18 season, but the Seagulls have been impressed enough to sign him up for their Under-23 squad.
Tomlinson, who generally plays as a left-back, but had been used higher up the field in certain fixtures last season, had been on the club's books for two years, after joining them from Southampton's Academy system. During the closing stages of last season, he scored two hat-tricks in consecutive home fixtures, but that wasn't enough to persuade the Glovers to award him with a professional deal. Instead, he will move on to Sussex, where the Seagulls Under-23 coach Simon Rusk is hoping to see how he progresses:
"We are delighted to welcome Joseph to the club. He is a talented young defender who has progressed well at Yeovil, and will strengthen our defensive options going into the new season. I am looking forward to seeing how he progresses, and we are keen to contribute towards his future development as a footballer."
During his time with Southampton, Tomlinson was part of their side that reached the Milk Cup Final in 2015. The very best of luck to him during his time in Brighton. Due to Yeovil Town making the decision to release Joe, he will join them on a free transfer as soon as his current deal runs out on June 30th. He has been given a one year contract at the Withdean Stadium.
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