Former Doncaster Rovers winger Andy Watson will not be coming on trial to Huish Park after all, Yeovil boss Gary Johnson has confirmed. Speaking to the Western Gazette, Johnson said: "It was something that was a possibility because his name was mentioned to me. He decided not to take it up and we decided not to take it up either. It was a mutual non-event."
Meanwhile wantaway winger Michael McIndoe has resumed training at the club, though Ciderspace understands that the Scot has been working away from the first team squad and it seems likely that Macca's presence is more down to contractual obligations on both sides than any possibility of the player being brought back into the fold. The club at present are insisting that they have received no offers for McIndoe, Gary Johnson saying to the Gazette: "The most important thing is that we find Macca a club so that he is happy and we are happy but there has been no interest so far. At the moment it does not look like he is going to be staying around. We are getting closer to the start of the season so the players have got to be totally focused on the first game and we do not need anything upsetting that."
Club captain Terry Skiverton has insisted that the McIndoe situation will not affect the rest of the squad. Speaking to the Yeovil Express Skivo admitted: "It was a big shock to us and Michael was important to our success in winning promotion last season. But when a player wants to go, you just have to get on with playing. The team have shown a great solidarity and togetherness and have not let things that which are out of our control affect us and lose the focus."
Triallist Jake Edwards is to be given another week at Huish Park to press his claims for a contract. Speaking about Edwards, Gary Johnson said: "We perhaps need a bit of competition for Jacko [Kirk Jackson] with the acquisition of another big striker - that is why Jake Edwards is here at the moment. Three years ago Jake was probably one of the best forwards in the Conference but he decided to go to America where he probably played a slower game and he just needs to quicken his play up a bit. Jake is working harder to get fitter but I cannot really give an assessment until he is fit and I would say he is about a week away from reaching that level. It is a progressive thing - we reassess situations all the time."
Right-back Mark Boyce, who would help give Johnson the option to play a 4-4-2 system when and if necessary, missed Tuesday's 2-1 win over Wolves with a groin injury and has been let go until his injury has been sorted out, though the player has been told that he can return on trial when he has recovered. Defender Tom White's position at the club is also unclear with Johnson saying: "We are still waiting to see if he gets over his injuries.". White is currently training at the club on a non-contract basis but has not appeared on any of the official photo-shoots and his name has not been included in the squad list.
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