Yeovil Town have signed up former Crystal Palace winger Jerahl Hughes after he reported for pre-season training at the club yesterday. Jerahl is a product of Crystal Palace's youth academy and spent his time there living in Brighton. He was brought down on trial with three other Palace players during March 2007 and in doing so featured against Weston-Super-Mare in the Somerset Premier Cup.
He was released by Palace in May, and with the Glovers already having had two trial sessions with him last season, they knew enough about him to decide to snap him up, although the contract length has yet to be revealed. Speaking to BBC Somerset Sound, assistant manager Steve Thompson explained:
"He's a winger, but he's very good at popping up in all sorts of positions. He's not one of those who hugs the line all the time. He's one of those who pops up in good positions. He's got good pace and is a good crosser of the ball. With some wingers you find that they don't have a good awareness, but I think that for an 18 year old and as a winger, he's got a good awareness of people around him and I think that should stand him in good stead."
A big welcome to Jerahl, and we hope his stay in Somerset will be a long and successful one.
Update: The contract length has since been confirmed as a one year deal.
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