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12 July 2019 : Glovers Linked With Seagulls Teenage Keeper
Yeovil Town would appear to be giving a trial to Brighton and Hove Albion Academy goalkeeper George Bentley. The 18 year old has just come to the end of a two year scholarship with the Premier League side, and has had loan experience with Isthmian League Premier Division side Worthing United during the 2017-18 season, which was followed up by him spending the bulk of the 2018-19 season on loan with Southern Combination Football League Premier Division side East Preston.

In between those games, Bentley has been used by Brighton in a number of Under-18s League and FA Youth Cup matches for his parent club. Bentley's preferred Glove company have stated on social media that he is going to be going on trial with Yeovil Town "next week" which would suggest that he may not feature against Hereford in Friday night's friendly in Bideford, Devon but would join the training ground on Monday. At present it's not clear if Bentley is still on Brighton's books - he came to the end of his Scholarship without a professional contract being offered, but on the other hand there is no clear confirmation of him being released by the Seagulls.

The Glovers have already been trialling Reading goalkeeper Liam Driscoll, who has been at Huish Park with a view to a loan, and played the second half of last Saturday's 2-0 win over Stratford Town. Manager Darren Sarll certainly needs to recruit a goalkeeper during pre-season, given that Stuart Nelson is the club's only registered keeper. The interest in Driscoll, and presumably Bentley, would suggest he is looking at possible understudies to Nelson for the 2019-20 season.


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