Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll believes that former Bury striker Gold Omotayo should be able to team up with his squad properly from tomorrow, after he completed a medical at Huish Park today. The 25 year old was present at the club's 1-2 home defeat against Maidenhead United as a spectator, and is on the verge of being announced as a permanent signing for the club, having become a free agent over the summer, following the chaos at Gigg Lane.
Sarll explained after the match that with the Maidenhead match taking place, he wasn't sure as of 5.00p.m. today whether all the paperwork had gone through. But he expected the Swiss-born player to link up with his squad tomorrow, and be ready to play by next weekend's home match against Notts County. Sarll told BBC Somerset:
"He completed a medical today, and I think the paperwork is done. In the hysteria of today and the disappointment of today I've got to make sure that's been tied up, but he'll be with us from tomorrow. We haven't made the deadline for him to play on Monday (at Dagenham and Redbridge). But he's going to be with us, and he's going to be a physical presence. He's got good league experience, he's a good age."
Omotayo has had one season's experience as a professional with Bury, having arrived from Swiss League football, via non-league Whitehawk. He also had a short spell with Maidstone United last season, giving him a taste of this level of football. Sarll stressed that meant that he was not signing a player that he saw as the finished article:
"People have got to understand when we sign a player, it's very seldom that I can sign a player that is the finished article of where he's going to be as an individual. When you think about signing Lee Collins or somebody like that, he is where he is and he's at his peak in terms of his age and his career. That costs quite a lot to get those, and we can't do that. So the thing with Gold is that we're going to have to develop him. It's going to take time. It won't be a case of we throw him in and all our prayers are answered. We're going to have to work with him. It's another new player. We're going to have to work on the relationships between him and the other creative players, but he will give us that physicality that we've missed up front."
Omotayo scored against Yeovil Town in the August 2018 League Two match against Yeovil Town at Gigg Lane, on the opening day of the 2018-19 season.
Link: Omotayo At Huish Park Today Ahead Of Reported Signing.
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