Yeovil Town have agreed a deal to sign up former loanee Matt Worthington on a permanent basis. The 21 year old AFC Bournemouth player arrives back at Huish Park on a contract that will run until the summer of 2021, bringing an end to his seven year stay at Dean Court. Worthington had been on loan at Forest Green Rovers earlier this season, but the Gloucestershire side chose not to renew their deal once they reached New Year's Day, meaning that he briefly returned to his parent club.
Born on December 18th 1997, Matt is a former Portsmouth youth team player, who switched across to Southampton, and then later Bournemouth. Whilst with the Cherries, he had a four game loan spell with Eastbourne Borough during the 2015-16 season. Matt is predominantly a central midfielder but can also play as a right-back.
Matt arrived at Huish Park for his previous loan spell on August 31st 2017, ultimately making 19 appearances at the club, before being recalled by Bournemouth during January 2018, due to a slight injury. During the 2018-19 season, he made 14 appearances for Forest Green during a loan spell at the New Lawn, but that fizzled out a bit with his last appearance coming on November 27th. Manager Darren Way said of his arrival at the club:
"Matt has cut his teeth in the EFL now following his spell with us and Forest Green. It means we secure the services of a very promising player who knows what the division is all about, most importantly on a long-term deal that shows what this club is trying to achieve."
Worthington has been signed on a free transfer. He will wear the Number 8 shirt for Yeovil Town during his time at Huish Park.
Link: Matt Worthington : Yeovil Town Statistics.
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