Today's local newspapers came out heavily on the side of Yeovil Town, in the on-going transfer dispute between the Football Club and left-winger Michael McIndoe, with the player's agent getting the brunt of the blame for the situation.
Both the Western Daily Press and Bristol Evening Post covered the news, with the former going for a heavy-weight series of articles on the story with the morning paper musing that "once again agents have soured a relationship between a player and his club."
The WDP claims that that McIndoe's attitude was beginning to overspill towards other members of the playing squad and cites this as the major factor in Johnson's decision to agree to a transfer listing.
The paper speculates as to the clubs likely to try and win McIndoe's signature and include Crystal Palace, Sheffield United, Cardiff City and Wigan Athletic whilst wryly acknowledging that Stockport County "are also known to deal with McIndoe's agent" - a sly nod towards Anthony Tonkin's controversial transfer 10 months ago that was brokered by the same agent. Ciderspace has also heard names as diverse as Rochdale and Crewe Alexandra mentioned on the grapevine. However, the rumourmill tonight suggested that the phones at Huish Park had yet to ring from these or any other clubs.
The player himself has currently been given a week's sabbatical by Johnson to 'clear his head' though it is doubtful that he will be included in any pre-season plans even if the claimed offers fail to come in.
The Daily Press goes on to drop some possible names into the hat as candidate replacements for McIndoe and they line up Hereford's Paul Parry, Bristol City's Simon Clist and Plymouth Argyle pair Brian McGlinchey and Lee Hodges as their tips. However, it is believed that a fourth Portugese trialist has been called in to Huish Park, and he is expected to join Hugo Rodrigues in tomorrow's pre-season friendly at Chard Town.
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