Yeovil Town Academy midfielder Hong Wan is on trial with League One side Luton Town. The second year scholar played and scored in a Central League match against Plymouth Argyle that saw both teams put up a Reserve/Development Squad side at Home Park on Tuesday afternoon. The 18 year old played a full 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw, and provided an equaliser for the Hatters in the 85th minute, converting a byline cross from inside the box.
It's not clear at this stage on what basis the trial is being conducted - i.e. whether Wan has been told he can find another club, or whether the Glovers are holding onto his registration with a view to Luton paying a fee. At present he is not contracted to the Glovers, meaning that he could choose to move to Kenilworth Road, but if Yeovil have yet to decide his future, then they would be entitled to a fee under the EPPP Academy rules.
The connection between Wan and Luton appears to be former Yeovil Town Head of Coaching Steve Rutter, who is now Luton's assistant manager, after the club chose not to renew Rutter's contract last summer. Boss Mick Harford has said that he has yet to see Wan play, but told the Luton press that he was relying upon feedback from Rutter:
"I haven't actually seen him play in any of the games, but I will get a chance to see him as he'll probably come and train with us over the coming weeks. I've had good feedback as Steve (Rutter, assistant manager) was at the game in midweek, so I've had feedback about the lad, we'll monitor him and see where we are in a few weeks."
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